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MONTHLY TEST 1

Paper 1 Time: 1 hour This question paper consists of five sections: Section A, Section B, Section C, Section D and Section E with 40 questions. Answer all questions. Questions in all sections have either three or four answer options.You are advised to spend about 10 minutes on Section A, 10 minutes on Section B, 10 minutes on Section C, 10 minutes on Section D, 20 minutes on Section E. SECTION A Questions 1 2 4 From the family tree, we know that Read the note below and answer the questions that A Gopal is Ramachandrans grandson follow. B Kalai has two brothers C Anjali is the eldest sister of Kalai Dear Kirana, D Sasikala is Ramachandrans daughter-in-law Thank you for choosing me as your pen-pal. I hope we can e-mail each other to keep in touch. 5 Gopal and Anjali are ________. Gurji A father and daughter C husband and wife 1 The word pen-pal means ________. B son and mother A a person who has the same interest as you B a person who communicates with you daily. Questions 6 7 C a person that you make friends with by writing Read the label below and answer the questions that letters or sending e-mails follow. D a person that you admire 2 Gurjit will communicate with Kirana through ________. A electron mail C electronic mail B electrostatic mail D electric mail 6 Vitamin C Take 1 tablet 3 times daily after meals Strawberry flavoured Manufacturing Date : 2010 Expiry Date : 2014 San San should consume ________ tablets a day. A one and a half C two B one D three From the label, we know that A we should take the tablets after meals B the tablets taste bitter C Punitha should not consume the tablets after 2010 D the Vitamin C comes in liquid form

Question 3 Read the notice below and answer the question that follows.

7 3 From this notice, we know that A Mrs Angelina can choose the flowers of her choice B Puan Zainab can arrange and decorate her own bouquet of flowers C Mrs Sangeetha can get discount for any purchase D Miss Wong can buy her own flowers

Question 8 Study the cartoon strip below and answer the question that follows.

Questions 4 5 Study the family tree below and answer the questions that follow.

Adapted from Hi and Lois by Mort Walker and Dik Browne

From the cartoon strip, we know that Chips baby sister likes to watch

A John Rambo B Alvin and the Chipmunks C Hell Night Questions 9 10 Study the notice advertisement and answer the questions that follow. VIRUS ALERT! To prevent your computer from getting damaged, use KYPERSKY ANTIVIRUS. The best anti-virus to save your computer. The word virus means ________.

A B C D

hidden things that can translate the data hidden things that can recover the data hidden things that can store the date hidden things that can destroy the data

10 This advertisement is probably advertised by ________ company. A a data B a system C a virus D a computer

SECTION B Questions 11 18 Each question in the text below refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the options A, B, C and D to fit the numbered blanks. Last month, I ________ (11) my thirteenth birthday. It was ________ (12) special to me because we went ________ (13) the Safari at Taiping, Perak. My grandparents also________ (14) for the outing. We ________ (15) many types of animals there such as tigers, crocodiles, deer, wild cats, flamingoes, snakes and rhinoceroses. We ________ (16) ourselves very much. I ________ (17) this opportunity to take a picture with the snake. It was quite scary. It was an unforgettable ________ (18) for me. 11 A celebrate B celebrated 12 A more B very 13 A for B of 14 A go B goes C celebrating C most C to D C went D gone 15 A see B saw 16 A enjoy B enjoys 17 A grab B took 18 A incident B experience C seen C enjoyed D enjoyful C picked D let C dream

SECTION C Questions 19 21 Read the conversation in Situation A and choose the best meaning for the phrases that are underlined. Situation A : Maryam is telling Sanju about one of their classmates. Maryam : Did you hear about Ah Qin, Sanju? Sanju : What happened? Maryam : Her parents are filing for a divorce. Their marriage is on the rocks (19). Promise me you wont tell anyone about this. Sanju : I wont let you down (20), Maryam. Im rather good at keeping secrets. Maryam : I believe you, Sanju. You have always lived up to (21) your word. 19 on the rocks 20 let you down A ruined A push you B exhausted B lower you C difficult C drop you D tiresome D disappoint you
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21 lived up to A kept B broken C sold D neglected Questions 22 24 Read the conversation in Situation B and choose the best meaning for the phrases that are underlined. Situation B : Two girls are watching a television programme in the living room. Lalitha : Oh, if only I can be as famous as that actress! Punitha : Stop building castles in the air (22). You have to finish your studies first before you think about it. Lalitha : Maybe one day, I would marry a handsome man, who knows? Punitha : I do not want to have a bone to pick with (23) you. Lalitha : Let me hold my tongue (24). Punitha : Yes, you better do so! 22 building castles in the air 24 hold my tongue A sleeping A keep secret B talking B keep quiet C pushing C tell something D daydreaming D bite ones tongue 23 to have a bone to pick with A to be angry with someone B to have some cause of complaint C to have same dream D to be in different position SECTION D Questions 25 28 Study the personal profile card and answer the questions that follow. PERSONAL PROFILE Name Address : Hamzah Bin Jailani : No. 10, Jalan Murni, Taman Impian, 31350 Ipoh. Date of Birth : 25 July 1996 School : Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Rapat Setia Ambition : Pilot Hobby : Reading and listening to music 25 How old is Hamzah? A 10 years old B 11 years old C 12 years old D 13 years old 27 Hamzah is a _______. A Malay C Indian B Chinese D Christian 28 Which of the following is not true about Hamzah? A His fathers name is Encik Jailani B His hobby is reading
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26 Where does Hamzah live? A No. 11, Jalan Murni B No.10, Jalan Murnia C Taman Impiana D Ipoh

C He was born on 25 July 2009

D His ambition is to become a pilot

Questions 29 34 Read the story below carefully and answer the questions that follow. It was Christophers first day at school after his family moved in from the city. The other students came up to Christopher and tried to make friends with him. They asked him a lot of questions about himself and his family. However, Christopher just turned away rudely without saying anything. The other students were very surprised and upset with Christophers attitude. During recess, the other boys gathered into groups and played together happily. Christoper was standing alone and watching them play. They invited Christopher to join them but he refused. Seeing that Christopher was so proud and unfriendly, they did not want to be friends with him anymore. Christopher felt very lonely, but he did not tell anyone about it. He simply kept quiet and stayed in his room. His parents were also worried about him. His father bought him a parrot to keep him company. Christopher spent all his time with his parrot and loved it very much. One day, Christopher forgot to close the door of the cage. His parrot flew away and never came back. Christopher was so sad. He told everything to his classmates. His classmates were very supportive. Then, he became happy with his friends. 29 The word lonely can be replaced with A glad B excited C terrible D unhappy 30 Christopher would just turn away rudely without saying anything after A the other students started to bully him B the other students ignored him C the other students asked him questions D the other students stared at him 31 Christopher refused to join the other boys. This shows that A Christopher is a proud and an unfriendly person B Christopher is a kind person C Christopher is a friendly person D Christopher is a timid person 32 From the passage, we know that A Christopher was happy with his new friend B Christopher got a puppy from his father C Christopher felt lonely because he has no friends D Christophers family moved in from the countryside 33 Which of the following is true? A Christopher had a little sister B His parrot died because it did not get enough food C His classmates always bullied him D Christopher had a parrot 34 The moral of this story is _______. A some friendships are not meant to be B living all alone is good for ourselves C be proud of what you are D we should always try to be friendly and sociable

SECTION E Questions 35-37 are based on the following poem. The River The Rivers a wanderer, A nomad, a tramp, He doesnt choose one place To set up his camp. The Rivers a winder, Through valley and hill He twists and he turns, He just cannot be still. The Rivers a hoarder, And he buries down deep Those little treasures That he wants to keep. 35 The river is described as a tramp in line 2. This means that A it is dangerous B it cannot be trusted C it is poor and needs our sympathy D it has no permanent home of its own 36 What does a hoarder do? A He buries treasure B He collects all sort of things C He keeps little treasure hidden D He stays in one place to look after treasure Questions 38-40 are based on the extract from the short story Flipping Fantastic. Mum Tristan is a bewildering boy. Hes always been such a live wire but for the past two weeks hes been strangely quiet. James has been quiet too, but thats not unusual for him. They both seem to have been depressed since the last day of term. Im not quite sure why. It is the summer holiday after all. Perhaps it was a mistake to choose different secondary schools for them. Theyre very different children but they are twins. Its hard for the rest of us to understand quite how they feel. I must ask them again if this is what they really want. I cant let them spend the rest of the summer holidays looking as if theyve won the lottery, then lost the ticket down a drain! 38 When mum says that Tristan is bewildering, she C is completely confused means D is hostile A it is difficult for her to understand Tristan B Tristan is a happy-go-lucky person 40 Mum is worried because C she is proud that Tristan is smart A both her sons look unhappy D she admires Tristans good attitude B her sons have to go to different schools C it is a summer holiday 39 A live wire is a person who D she has accidentally dropped the lottery ticket A is moody into the drain B is lively and enthusiastic
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The Rivers a baby, He gurgles and hums, And sounds like hes happily Sucking his thumbs. The Rivers a singer, As he dances along, The countryside echoes The notes of his songs. The Rivers a monster Hungry and vexed, Hes gobbled up trees And hell swallow you next. 37 The line He gurgles and hums (line 14) appeals to the sense of A sight B sound C touch D smell

MONTHLY TEST 1
Paper 2 Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
This question paper consists of three sections. Answer all questions. You are advised to spend about 40 minutes on Section A, 30 minutes on Section B and 20 minutes on Section C. SECTION A: GUIDED WRITING Question 1 You received the following e-mail from your brother.

Dear Abang Iqram, I am in a dilemma, I saw my best friend, Jamal, taking Aslams watch from Aslams drawer. Aslam is very upset as he has lost the watch his late grandmother gave him. Jamal, on the other hand, is keeping quiet about this matter. Please help me and tell me what I should do. Your brother,

Ibrahim
Write a letter of advice to Ibrahim. Use the following points in your letter. Tell Jamal that you saw him taking Aslams watch Be tactful Remind Jamal that the watch was given to Aslam by his late grandmother When writing your letter : you may use all the notes given elaborate on the notes given to make it more interesting make sure it is not less than 120 words SECTION B: SUMMARY Read the passage below carefully and answer the question that follows. One day, I went with two of my friends, in a small boat to Carrey Island. The boat had a small engine, but it was very old and it was difficult to start. However, at last the engine started and we began our journey to the sea. Half an hour later, the wind was blowing furiously. It grew stronger and stronger and the sky was just a black mass of clouds. Then it started to rain. Thunder sounded and, occasionally streaks of lighting flashed across the sky. It was difficult for us to see where we were going . Suddenly a huge wave washed over the sides of the small boat. We had not expected a storm to take place at sea. The three of us used a bucket to haul water out of the little boat. The rain fell in torrents. We were clinging desperately to the boat. We were drenched. Then the boat capsized. The three of us fell into the sea. We tried desperately to swim. However, the currents were strong. We were using our life jackets so we floated and reached the shore. At the shore, we saw an uprooted tree had fallen across the sands. Our boat was damaged but fortunately there was no loss of lives. We looked around for shelter but there was none. Slowly, the storm subsided and we thanked God for His help. We reached home by taxi and related our experience to our families. Write a summary on how they survived the terrible storm. Your summary must: not be more than 60 words including the 10 words given below be in continuous writing (not note form) be written in one paragraph Begin your summary as follows: The writer and his friends used a bucket to haul .....

SECTION C: NOVEL The following are the novels studied in the literature component in the English Language. 1. Black Beauty Anna Sewell 2. Journey to the Centre of the Earth Jules Verne 3. The Boscombe Valley Mystery Arthur Conan Doyle Based on one novel above, write about a character that you think is loyal. Provide evidence from the text to support your answer. Your response should be: not less than 50 words in continuous writing (not in note form)

MONTHLY TEST 2
Paper 1 Time: 1 hour This question paper consists of five sections: Section A, Section B, Section C, Section D and Section E with 40 questions. Answer all questions. Questions in all sections have either three or four answer options.You are advised to spend about 10 minutes on Section A, 10 minutes on Section B, 10 minutes on Section C, 10 minutes on Section D, 20 minutes on Section E. SECTION A Question 1 B reducing sign Read the note below and answer the question that C save our earth sign follows. D reusing sign Wishing you a wonderful day on the full moon celebration of your sister. 1 The message is probably meant for _______. A Zakky C David B Lee Mei San D Pusphalatha Questions 5 6 Read the letter below and answer the questions that follow.
Dear Uncle David, I was happy when I received the invitation to your house this Sunday. However, I am sorry to say that I could not come to your house on that day. I have a mini project that needs to be completed this weekend.

Questions 2 3 Read the advertisement below and answer the questions that follow.
JUMBLE SALE Look through an assorted array of clothing for men, women and children, magazines, electrical appliances and furniture. Get free kitchen wares worth RM200. First 100 customers will get a special gift.

Uncle David invited Michael to his _______. A orchard C farm B house D school Michael wrote a letter of _______ to Uncle David. A dissatisfaction C gratitude B invitation D apology

All the following are available at the Jumble Sale, except A blouse C table B kettle D diapers Encik Azman was the 98th customer who attended that event and purchased items worth RM300. He will get A free kitchen wares and a special gift B special gift C free kitchen wares D free kitchen and furniture

Question 7 Study the cartoon strip below and answer the question that follows.

Question 4 Look at the sign below and answer the question that follows.

Adapted from Hi and Lois by Mort Walker and Dik Browne

The phrase look on the bright side means A to see something clearly B to be negative about a bad situation C to see the good points about a good thing D to see the good points in something that is bad in other ways

This is a _______ A recycling sign


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Questions 8 9 Read the notice below and answer the questions that follow. SMK TAMAN SETIA RECYCLING CAMPAIGN Date : 16 April 2010 Time : 8.00 am Venue : Dewan Bahagia Please bring the items and pass them to class representative on that day. Please contact the secretary of the Environment Club for more details. 8 The campaign is probably organised by _______. A the Environment Club B the students C SMK Taman Setia The term items mean A things which cannot be used B things which can be used again

C things which can be donated to the needy D things which can be destroyed by natural disaster Question 10 Study the pie chart below and answer the question that follows.

Collection of Recyclable Items by Form 1 Setia Students

10 Which is the least collection of recyclable items by Form 1 Setia students? A Newspaper B Bottles C Aluminium cans D Book SECTION B

Questions 11 18 Each question in the text below refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the options A, B, C and D to fit the numbered blanks. Yesterday, Ah Wong and his family went to the bus terminal. His grandfather ________ (11) coming to visit them. They ________ (12) going to meet him. On the way, Ah Wongs father ________ (13) at the shop. His father wanted to buy some food for his little sister. As they were waiting, they ________ (14) a scream from a shop nearby. They saw a man ________ (15) away from a shop. He was ________ (16) a purse. A few minutes later, the policeman ________ (17) and ________ (18) the thief. 11 A was B were 12 A were B was 13 A stop B stops 14 A hear B heard C is D are C are C stopped D stopping C hearing 15 A sitting B walking 16 A hold B holding 17 A come B comes 18 A catch B catches C jumping D running C held C came D coming C caught D catching

SECTION C
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Questions 19 21 Read the conversation in Situation A and choose the best meaning for the phrases that are underlined. Situation A : Nadia is talking to Kanchana. Nadia : What was that sound? It gave me quite a shock! Kanchana : The balloon blew up (19) when my brother accidentally stepped on it. Nadia : It was so loud and the baby woke up (20). Hear that? Shes still crying! Kanchana : Mother dressed him down (21) for waking the baby. Nadia : Next time, hell be more careful. 19 blew up A deflated B expanded C burst D contract 20 woke up A awakened B smiled C cried D laughed 21 dressed him down A hugged B scolded C slapped D beat

Questions 22 24 Read the conversation in Situation B and choose the best meaning for the phrases that are underlined. Situation B : Mei Lan and Habsah are in the canteen. Mei Lan : You have a sweet tooth (22). Habsah : Yes. I like to eat sweets and chocolates. Mei Lan : You must learn to draw the line somewhere (23). Sweets can cause toothache. Habsah : Curiosity killed the cat (24). I rarely take sweet things. 22 have a sweet tooth A like salty food B like hot food C like spicy food D like sweet food 23 draw the line somewhere A set a limit B have patience C take extra care D exceed the limit SECTION D Questions 25 28 Study the notice below and choose the best answer for the questions that follow. ATTENTION RESIDENTS OF TAMAN DELIMA Power cut Time : 5.00 pm - 11.00 pm Date : 17-14 November 2010 Purpose : Installing new cables We regret for any inconvenience caused TNB (Tenaga Nasional Berhad, Selangor) 25 What is the notice about? A Power filtering service B Power improve C Power cut D Power supply 26 How many hours will it take to install new cables? A 6 hours C 8 hours B 7 hours D 9 hours 24 Curiosity killed the cat A Do not care B Keep quiet C Do not be nosy D Do not talk

27 Who will be affected?


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A All the residents of Selangor

B All the residents of TNB C All the residents of Taman Delima D All the residents of TNB quarters 28 The word inconvenience mean

A B C D

to cause danger to cause trouble or problems to feel comfortable to cause disappointment

Questions 29 34 Read the passage below carefully. Then, answer the questions that follow. In the developing countries, pollution has become a major issue. Pollution can cause global warming. Global warming is the increase in the average temperature of the Earths near-surface air and oceans. Therefore, it is very important to put an effort into reducing pollution to save our environment. Recycling is the best way to solve this problem. Recycling involves processing used materials into new products. This can reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials and also reduce energy usage. Recycling represents 3Rs methods, which are Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. By reducing consumption of raw materials, the depletion of natural resources can be prevented. There are four items which are recyclable. They are glass, plastic, paper and aluminium cans. Every item can be categorized according to their types. For examples drink bottles, food containers and vitamin bottles are classified as plastic. All types of aluminium and steel cans like drink cans and food cans classified as aluminium types. All coloured and non-coloured paper such as newspapers, magazines, book are classified as paper. The items should be thrown into the recycling bins according to the types of materials. For examples, items made of glass into brown recycling bins, items made of paper into blue recycling bins and items made of plastic and aluminium cans into orange recycling bins. All people should take part in reducing the pollution before it becomes worse. Parents should teach their children the importance of clean environment in their life. The government should also encourage people to involve in the recycling campaign. Adapted from www. kpkt.gov.my/kitarsemula/How.asp 29 What is the major issue in the developing countries? A Extinction of wildlife B Pollution C Global warming D Money 30 Recycling involves _____________________. A processing new materials into new products B processing old materials into new products C processing old materials into old products D processing used materials into new products 31 What are the 3Rs? A Reduce, Reuse, Recycle B Response, Reuse, Recycle C Reduce, Relax, Recycle D Reduce, Reuse, Replay 32 Which of the following is not classified as plastic? A B C D Vitamin bottles Food cans Drink bottles Food containers

33 Items made of paper should be thrown into the ___________. A orange recycling bin B blue recycling bin C brown recycling bin D red recycling bin 34 What should the government do? A Encourage people not to recycle B Teach children the importance of environment C Encourage people to involve in recycling campaign

SECTION E
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Questions 35-37 are based on the following poem. I know a funny little man, As quiet as a mouse, Who does the mischief that is done In everybodys house! Theres no one ever sees his face, And yet we all agree That every plate we break was cracked By Mr Nobody. Tis he who always tears our books, Who leaves the door ajar, He pulls the button from our shirts, And scatters pin afar; That squeaking door will always squeak, For, prithee, dont you see, We leave the oiling to be done By Mr Nobody. 35 Which of the following words describes the action of the man, Mr Nobody? A Positive B Creative C Amusing D Destructive 36 What is Mr Nobody supposed to do when the door squeaks? A Oil it B Inspect it Mr Nobody He puts damp wood upon the fire, That kettles cannot boil; His are the feet that bring in mud, And all the carpets soil. The papers always are mislaid, Who had them last but he? Theres no one tosses them about But Mr Nobody. The finger marks upon the door By none of us are made; We never leave the blinds unclosed, To let the curtains fade; The inkwe never spill, the boots That lying round you see Are not our boots they all belong To Mr Nobody. C Repair it D Leave it alone 37 When the newspapers are mislaid who gets the blame? A Everybody B Mr Nobody C The persona D The occupants of the house

Questions 38-40 are based on the extract from the short story Flipping Fantastic. Mum Talk about pride! Tonight I thought I just going to burst with it! My two sons were the stars of the school play. Tristan was wonderful as Tom Sawyer. He spoke his lines so clearly. The woman in the seat behind me said he was a real pro. As for James! I could hardly believe it. He actually stood up in front of the audience and said his line. He shuttered a bit, but, apart from that, it was perfect. I never thought Id see the day when James had the confidence to take part in a school play. Hes always been such a shy boy, not at all like his brother. 38 How does Mum feel about her sons? D he memorised the dialogue very well A Proud B Angry 40 Which of the following statement is not true? C Sad A Mum in unhappy with James performance D Dissatisfied B Tristan played his role as Tom Sawyer excellently 39 The phrase he was a real pro means C Tristan spoke his lines very clearly A he performed badly D James shuttered a bit over his line B he performed very well C he spoke clearly
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MONTHLY TEST 2
Paper 2 Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
This question paper consists of three sections. Answer all questions. You are advised to spend about 40 minutes on Section A, 30 minutes on Section B and 20 minutes on Section C. SECTION A: GUIDED WRITING Question 1 Your friend, Jasmyn, was unable to attend Annabelles birthday party. Write a letter to Jasmyn, giving her a recount of the birthday party. Use the notes below to help you. house lit up with colourful bulbs and decorated with balloons a clown performed a magic show cheese cake from Secret Recipe When writing your letter: you may use all the notes given elaborate on the notes given to make it more interesting make sure it is not less than 120 words SECTION B: SUMMARY Read the passage below and answer the question that follows. We went camping with our teacher at Pulau Bukom. As I was feeling bored, my friend and I decided to take a walk along the jungle track. It was already seven in the evening. The wind was fresh and cool. It brushed onto my face, arms and body. I closed my eyes feeling completely relaxed. Then, I heard my friend screaming, Dont walk further! Stop! I stopped. I had been ahead of him. Then I looked down. A metre away was a black cobra all coiled up, hissing, ready to attack. Cold shivers ran down my spine. I stood there, with my legs rooted to the ground. I could have made an attempt to run, but my mind was completely blank. My friend came and dragged me away. Then I came to my senses and started running. We ran until we were away from the jungle and approached our camp. We were breathing heavily. I was so relieved that I had been saved from a fatal bite. I would surely have died. I thanked my friend for his tremendous help. He had saved my life. I was only a metre away from the poisonous cobra. It was right in my path. Our teacher advised us not to wander away again. I said to myself What a narrow escape! Write a summary on how the writer escaped from the deadly cobra. Your summary must: not be more than 60 words including the 10 words given below be in continuous writing (not note form) be written in one paragraph Begin your summary as follows: The writer heard his friend screaming, asking him not to ..... SECTION C: NOVEL The following are the novels studied in the literature component in the English Language. 1. Black Beauty Anna Sewell 2. Journey to the Centre of the Earth Jules Verne 3. The Boscombe Valley Mystery Arthur Conan Doyle Based on one novel above, write about the lessons that you have learnt from the novel. Provide evidence from the text to support your answer. Your response should be: not less than 50 words in continuous writing (not in note form)
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MID-YEAR EXAMINATION SET 1


Paper 1 Time: 1 hour This question paper consists of five sections: Section A, Section B, Section C, Section D and Section E with 40 questions. Answer all questions. Questions in all sections have either three or four answer options.You are advised to spend about 10 minutes on Section A, 10 minutes on Section B, 10 minutes on Section C, 10 minutes on Section D, 20 minutes on Section E. SECTION A Question 1 C to keep the ball rolling Read the notice below and answer the question that D to see eye to eye follows. Question 4 EXHIBITION Study the pie chart below and answer the question The Melaka Art Gallery is holding an that follows. exhibition entitled Children in Afghanistan at 5/11, Persiaran Melaka, Bandar Melaka from 25 July 31 July 2010. 1 Which of the following is not true about the notice above? A Children from all over the world will be displayed B The exhibition will be held in Bandar Melaka C The exhibition will be on for 7 days D The exhibition will be organised by Melaka Art Gallery

Means of Transport of Students of SMK Cahaya Gemilang

Question 2 Look at the sign below and answer the question that follows.

Which is the most popular means of transport among the students of SMK Cahaya Gemilang? A Bicycle B Bus C Van D Car

Questions 5 6 Study the message below and answer the questions that follow.
Ramu, Im sorry. I forgot to bring your storybook today. I will give it to you tomorrow morning in school. Azman

What does the sign mean? A Do not litter C Do not fish B Do not swim D Do not touch

Question 3 Read the conversation below carefully and answer the question that follows. 6

Who is Azman? A Ramus friend B Ramus neighbour C Ramus brother D Ramus pen-pal Azman is most probably a A careless boy B naughty boy C careful boy D forgetful boy

The best idiom to depict the situation above is A to turn turtle B like a cat on hot bricks
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Question 7 Read the newspaper report below and answer the question that follows. IPOH, Monday - Three armed men with skimask robbed a shop owner of RM15,000 in cash. The robbers drove off in a Satria Neo after shooting the owner. The owner was injured. The crowd sent him to the hospital. 7 According to the newspaper report, A the robbers were arrested B the shop owner was injured C the shop owner was killed D nobody was injured

Question 8 Read the notice below and answer the question that follows. Seminar Save Our Environment Date : 8 August 2010 Venue : Equatorial Hotel Time : 8.00 am - 2.30 pm Speaker : Professor Wan Saiman Sponsored by : Fresh Water Malaysia, Equatorial Hotel 8 What is the aim of this seminar? A To educate people the importance of water B To encourage people to neglect the environment C To educate people the importance of the environment D To encourage people to buy land

Questions 9 10 Study the manual below carefully and answer the questions that follow. Specifications : Tuning : AM/FM Band Play Pause Skip/Search Volume Stop Repeat 10 The word AM stands for A amplifier modulation B ambiguity modulation C amputate modulation D amplitude modulation SECTION B Questions 11 18 Each question in the text below refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the options A, B, C and D to fit the numbered blanks. Ranjit lived in a village in Ipoh. His parents ________ (11) animals. They ________ (12) some kittens, a puppy, a calf and three kids. He was ________ (13) to them. When the baby animals came ________ (14) for food, he would kick and chase them away. One night, while he was sleeping, he ________ (15) a dream. In the dream, the baby animals became giants. They ________ (16) to eat him. Ranjit was very ________ (17). Suddenly, he woke up. He ________ (18) glad because it was only a dream. 11 A love B loves 12 A kept B keeps C loved D loving C keeping D keep
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If you want to listen to the radio news, you should use the button. A stop B repeat C skip/search D tuning : AM/FM band

13 A kind B cruel 14 A ask B asking

C polite D humble C asked

15 A have B has 16 A wants B want

C had C wanting D wanted

17 A anger B happier 18 A is B were

C frightened D shocked C are D was

SECTION C Questions 19 21 Read the conversation in Situation A and choose the best meaning for the phrases that are underlined. Situation A : Imran is talking to Sharul in the kitchen. Imran : After mealtimes, I will wash and clear away (19) the dishes. Sharul : Well, I suppose you have to do that because we dont have a maid. Imran : If I dont do it, mother will tell me off (20). She says that I only have to do this chores while the rest, she will take care. Sharul : Well, looks like you will have to go on (21) doing this. 19 clear away A set B arrange C remove D reduce 20 tell me off A beat B scold C remind Questions 22 24 Read the conversation in Situation B and choose the best meaning for the phrases that are underlined. Situation B : Two girls are in the garden. Joanne : Davina, lets bury the hatchet (22). Davina : We are leading a cats and dogs life (23) for a couple of weeks. Joanne : Lets turn over a new leaf (24) and forget everything that happened before. Davina : Im sorry for being rude all these while. Joanne : I would like to apologise too. 22 bury the hatchet A to find hidden meaning B to keep things going C to ask for help D to forget about past quarrels and to be friends again 23 cats and dogs life A always quarrelling B always grumbling C always playing D always together 24 turn over a new leaf A change the colour B change the face C say everything in a few words D change for better D laugh 21 go on A remain B maintain C continue D follow

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SECTION D Questions 25 28 Read the letter below carefully and answer the questions that follow. Razif Bin. Johan, SMK Cemerlang Indah, 43000 Kajang, Selangor Darul Ehsan. The Principal, SMK Cemerlang Indah, 43000 Kajang. Selangor Darul Ehsan. Dear Sir, Dirty Conditions of School Canteen On behalf of the students of SMK Cemerlang Indah, I would like to highlight the dirty conditions of our canteen. 2. The canteen is dirty where the rubbish is strewn all over the floor and overflowing in the rubbish bins. The worst thing is that, cats and cockroaches are scavenging these dustbins for food. In addition, the floor is greasy and can make the students slip and hurt themselves. 3. The food sold at the canteen is expensive. A small plate of fried rice costs RM3.00. It consists of only soy sauce and rice. Not just that, the food lacked seasoning and is always served cold. 4. I urge you to take immediate action against the canteen operators. Ensure that they operate the canteen properly. 5. I hope that you could look into this matter urgently. Your action in tackling this problem will be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Yours faithfully, Razif (Razif Bin Johan) 25 This is a letter of __________ A application B argument C complaint D request 26 What is the condition of the canteen? A Hygienic B Neat C Clear D Dirty 27 All the following describe the condition of the school canteen, except
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A rubbish is strewn all over the floor B the floor is greasy C cats and cockroaches scavenging the dustbin for food D the cups and plates used are dirty 28 Which of the following is false? A Razif is a student of SMK Cemerlang Indah B The food is highly-seasoned C The food is always served cold D A small plate of fried rice is RM3.00

Questions 29 34 Read the article report below carefully and answer the following questions. Every time we breathe, we are at the risk of inhaling dangerous chemicals that have found their way into the air. An air pollutant is known as a substance in the air that can cause harm to humans and the environment. Pollutants can be in the form of solid particles, liquid droplets or gases. Pollutants can be classified as either primary or secondary. The primary pollutants are substances directly emitted from a process, such as ash from a volcanic eruption, the carbon monoxide gas from a motor vehicle exhaust or sulphur dioxide released from factories. While for secondary, they form in the air when primary pollutants react or interact. There are many different chemical substances that contribute to air pollution. Most of them are nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxides and organic compound. They can evaporate and enter the atmosphere. Examples of natural causes are forest fires, volcanic eruptions, wind erosion, pollen dispersal, evaporation of organic compounds and natural radioactivity. This pollution can affect our health. It can cause diseases such as bronchitis, lung cancer and heart disease. There are two main types of solution; which are input control and the output control. The input control involves presenting a problem before it occurs. In this stage, it involves five major input control method. People may try to restrict population growth, use less energy, improve energy efficiency, reduce waste and move to non-polluting renewable forms of energy production. For output control, it seeks to fix problems caused by air pollution. This usually means cleaning up an area that has been damaged by pollution. The output control is more expensive compared to input control. Adapted from: http://en-wikipedia.org/wiki/Air-pollution http://library.thinkquest.or/26026/Environmental_Problems/air_pollution.html 29 What is air pollutant? A A substance in the air that can cause harm to humans and animals B A substance in the air that can be harmful to plants only C A substance in the air that can cause harm to non-living things D A substance in the air that can cause harm to humans and the environment 30 Pollutants can be in the form of all the following, except A solid particles B liquid droplets C gases D ice cubes 31 The word them refers to the A air pollution B secondary pollutants C chemical substances D diseases 32 The following are natural causes of air pollution, except A emission of smoke from factories B forest fire C volcanic eruptions D wind erosion 33 The following are input control methods, except A Use less energy B Improve energy efficiency C Cleaning up an area that has been damaged by pollution D Use non-polluting renewable forms of energy production 34 Which of the following is false? A Reducing waste is one of the input control methods B Carbon monoxide can cause air pollution C The output control is more expensive compared to the input control D Air pollution can cause eye disease

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SECTION E Questions 35-37 are based on the following poem. The River The Rivers a wanderer, A nomad, a tramp, He doesnt choose one place To set up his camp. The Rivers a winder, Through valley and hill He twists and he turns, He just cannot be still. The Rivers a hoarder, And he buries down deep Those little treasures That he wants to keep. 35 In the first stanza, the river is being described as a _________. A baby B dancer C monster D tramp 36 The river gobbles up trees. This shows the river is ________. A hungry B destructive C productive D manipulative The Rivers a baby, He gurgles and hums, And sounds like hes happily Sucking his thumbs. The Rivers a singer, As he dances along, The countryside echoes The notes of his songs. The Rivers a monster Hungry and vexed, Hes gobbled up trees And hell swallow you next. 37 The word vexed means A annoyed B disappointed C distressed D exhausted

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Questions 38-40 are based on the extract from the short story Flipping Fantastic. James Me and my big mouth! Why did I ever go and talk to Tristan about his new school? Hes change his mind again. Hes gone to tell Mum that he just had a bad case of the collywobbles, and that he does want to go to Chesterlea Grange after all. I must be mad for helping to persuade him. Now Ive got to face Highfields all on my own. What a nightmare! 38 The phrase Me and my big mouth shows A James is happy about Tristan going to a different school B James regrets of persuading Tristan to go to Chesterlea Grange C James is angry with Tristan for telling lies to his mother D James is dissatisfied with Tristans decision to follow him to Highfields 39 When James says, he just had a bad case of the collywobbles, he means
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Tristan was very confused Tristan was very nervous Tristan was very angry Tristan was very disappointed

40 Which of the following remarks shows that James does not prefer to go to Highfields alone? A What a nightmare! B Me and my big mouth! C I must be mad D He just had a bad case of the collywobbles

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This question paper consists of three sections. Answer all questions. You are advised to spend about 40 minutes on Section A, 30 minutes on Section B and 20 minutes on Section C. SECTION A: GUIDED WRITING Question 1 You are the president of the Environment Awareness Club. Your club is organizing some activities in conjunction with the Environment Awareness Campaign. You are required to give a speech to inform the students of the various activities that will be carried out during the campaign. Use the notes below to help you write your speech. Every Monday to Friday collect aluminium cans, bottles, plastic containers recycling centre canteen Every Saturday cleanliness programme clear clogged drains rubbish strewn school compound Every Saturday grow vegetables Next Wednesday a talk on water and electricity conservation When writing your report: you may use all the notes given elaborate on the notes given to make it more interesting make sure it is not less than 120 words SECTION B: SUMMARY Read the passage below and answer the question that follows. Many people leave home to go for holidays or back to their hometown during the festive season. However, they are not usually aware of the safety of their home. Cases of burglaries occur during this period of time. Therefore it is wise to take some precaution before you leave home. First of all, when you leave home, make sure all the doors and windows are locked. A burglar can easily enter through an open window. Besides that, you should ask your neighbours to keep an eye on your house and check your home from time to time. Before leaving on a trip, you should stop all deliveries. This is because a pile of uncollected deliveries especially newspapers and magazines shows that no one is at home. Besides that you should also inform the police that you will be away so that they can make routine checks by patrolling the area. Make sure you switch on the lights when you are away or ask someone to switch on the lights, so that it looks like someone is at home. The other alternative is to connect a light to a timer. Write a summary on home safety. Your summary must: not be more than 60 words including the 10 words given below be in continuous writing (not note form) be written in one paragraph Begin your summary as follows: One of the measures that we should take to safeguard ..... SECTION C: NOVEL The following are the novels studied in the literature component in the English Language. 1. Black Beauty Anna Sewell 2. Journey to the Centre of the Earth Jules Verne 3. The Boscombe Valley Mystery Arthur Conan Doyle Based on one novel above, write about one character whom you admire. Provide evidence from the text to support your answer. Your response should be: not less than 50 words in continuous writing (not in note form)
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Paper 1 Time: 1 hour This question paper consists of five sections: Section A, Section B, Section C, Section D and Section E with 40 questions. Answer all questions. Questions in all sections have either three or four answer options.You are advised to spend about 10 minutes on Section A, 10 minutes on Section B, 10 minutes on Section C, 10 minutes on Section D, 20 minutes on Section E. SECTION A Question 1 A an advertisement C an announcement Study the sign below and answer the question that B a notice D a contest follows. 5 The word compulsory means . A all students must take part in this activity B students who never take part in this activity will be punished C all students are not necessary to take part in this activity 1 The sign help us not to __________. D all students should not take part in this activity A play with matches B play with gases Question 6 C play with flame Read the signboard below and answer the question D play with wood that follows. Questions 2 3 Study the table below and answer the questions that follow. Number of Burglary Cases in Taman Murni Year 2006 2007 2008 2 Number of Cases 13 10 7 6

SAVE ENERGY TURN ME OFF


The signboard above reminds people to A turn off the tap to save energy B turn on the lights to save energy C turn on the tap to save energy D turn off the lights to save energy

The table shows that the number of burglary cases at Taman Murni is A dropping steadily C rising rapidly B rising steadily D dropping drastically From the table, we know that A the residents of Taman Murni are living in fear B action has been taken to prevent housebreaking C there are no solutions for burglary cases in Taman Murni.

Question 7 Read the advertisement below and answer the question that follows. MEGA SALE Discount from 30% - 70% for selected items only. 7 Discounts are available A on some goods only B on all goods C on expensive goods only D on leather goods only

Questions 4 5 Read the text below and answer the questions that follow.
CLEAN CANTEEN WEEK Date : 8 May 2010 Venue : School canteen Time : 9.00 am - 1.00 pm * Compulsory for all students

The text is ________.


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Read the cartoons strip and answer the questions that follow.

What does the phrase Where theres a will, theres a way mean? A When one really wants to do something, one will make a wish B When one really wants to do something, one will be waiting until it becomes true C When one really wants to do something, one will look for Will D When one really wants to do something, one will find a way to do it

Question 10 Study the sign below carefully and answer the question that follows.

Adapted from Pickles by Brian Crane 10 You would probably find this sign in a _________. The word feel up to it means ___________. A school C cinema A to have the strength and energy to do B restaurant D night market something B to have the courage to do something C to have the encouragement to do something D to have the skills to do something SECTION B Questions 11 18 Each question in the text below refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the options A, B, C and D to fit the numbered blanks.

The School Safety Club of Sekolah Menengah Alam Shah is organising a Safety Campaign. It will be ________ (11) in the school hall. The campaign ________ (12) to raise awareness of safety ________ (13) school children. There will be a ________ (14) among the classes. Each of the classes, must ________ (15) a folio about the safety rules. You can ________ (16) the Internet to get more information but use your own words when writing in the folio. Please send your folio ________ (17) your class teacher on 23 July 2010. The class which wins the competition will get a free ticket for a holiday trip ________ (18) Pulau Langkawi. 11 A hold B holds 12 A aim B aims 13 A to B by 14 A activity B fighting Questions 19 21
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C held D holding C aimed D will aim C for D into C competition D dinner

15 A prepared B prepare 16 A surf B see 17 A into B to 18 A on B by SECTION C

C prepares D preparing C search D look C from D by C to D in

Read the conversation in Situation A and choose the best meaning for the phrases that are underlined. Situation A Salleh Lydia Salleh Lydia Salleh Lydia Salleh Lydia : : : : : : : : : Salleh is whispering to his sister, Lydia. Do you know that theres going to be a wedding in our neighbourhood soon? Just speak up (19). I am tired right now. It is Liyanas wedding. That explains why theyve spruced up (20) their place. Absolutely! Whos the lucky guy? I dont know. But, apparently theyve been going out (21) for over nine years now. Lets wait for the wedding invitation then. 21 going out A running B walking C talking D dating

19 speak up A be quiet B talk quickly C talk slowly D say whats on your mind 20 spruced up A removed B polished C beautified D renovated

Questions 22 24 Read the conversation in Situation B and choose the best meaning for the phrases that are underlined. Situation B Siva : Johnny : Siva : Johnny : : Siva and Johnny are talking at the scene of the accident. Look! That car knocked down a pedestrian. Come on. Lets help a lame dog over a stile (22). Yes. A stitch in time saves nine (23). Deeds are better than words (24). Lets hurry! C A person must work hard to achieve something D A quick action can prevent a situation from becoming worse 24 Deeds are better than words A It is better to avoid people in trouble B It is better to take advantage from people C It is better to help than just talking about it D It is better to talk more about other peoples trouble

22 help a lame dog over a stile A help someone doing business B help those who are in trouble C help to collect money D help to finish the chores 23 A stitch in time saves nine A A problem shouldnt be shouldered by every one B A person who tries to cover up his poor skill by blaming someone else

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Read the letter below carefully and answer the questions that follow. No 12, Jalan SS 2/8, Sungai Way, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan. 28 April 2010 Dear Jennifer, How are you? I am fine here. I hope you are fine too. I received your letter three days ago. I was very shocked to hear that your house has been robbed last month. I was also very relieved to find out that you and your family were not at home when that incident happened. Next time, you should be very careful. As you live in the city, you have to beware of robbery. Besides, the number of robberies is soaring day by day. Therefore, I would like to share some home safety tips with you here. Firstly, ensure that the gates, doors and windows are locked at all times. An open gate, door or window is indeed an invitation to robberies. So, remember to lock them before leaving the house. You can install a burglar alarm to further fortify your home against robberies besides using padlocks and safety chain latch. Next, keep your money and jewellery in the bank. You can be reassured that your valuables are safer in the bank than at home. This is because they will not get anything valuable from your house. You should make the surrounding of your house brighter by switching on the lights at night. This will prevent the robbers or burglars from breaking in your house. Finally, inform your neighbours when you are going on a holiday. They will keep an eye on your house. I advise you to give them the house keys to switch on the lights at night and collect your letters in the box when you are not around. Thus, robbers and burglars will not know that you are not around. I hope that you will adhere to these tips to ensure that robbers will not break in your house again. Take care and keep in touch. Your friend,

Dahlan
25 Why did Dahlan write to Jennifer? A To give advise to her about her behaviour in school B To tell Jennifer that robbers has entered his house C To give some home safety tips D To invite her for a picnic 26 What can Jennifer do to ensure security? A Keep the money and jewellery in the bank B Lock the gates and the doors C Install a burglar alarm D Use a padlock and safety chain latch 27 How can Jennifer prevent robberies at night? A Ask neighbours to collect letters in the box B Switch off the burglar alarm C Switch on the lights at night D Give the house keys to the neighbours 28 Which of the following is true? A Keeping valuables in home is safer than in the bank B Give your neighbours your house keys when you are at home C Make sure gates, doors and windows are locked every day D Install a clock alarm to further fortify your home

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JOHOR BARU : Police were forced to open fire and injured two members of a gang of robbers who charged at them with parang during pre-dawn raid. State police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Mokhtar Shariff said policemen fired two shots, injuring the suspects in the shoulder and thigh before rounding up five other suspects. We believe that the gang of foreigners are involved in at least 48 cases of robbery, murder and snatch theft in Kluang, he told the press at the press conference held at the state police headquarters. The arrests followed a raid at a worker quarters in an oil palm estate in Bukit Besi, Simpang Renggam, at 4.30 pm yesterday. The suspects arrested were between 17 and 22 years old and did not have valid travel documents. DCP Moh Mokhtar said police sent the two injured suspects to the Kluang Hospital for treatment. Among the items seized were two motorcycles, one of which had been reported stolen in Kulai Jaya, three gold bracelets, a gold ring, four parang, two knives, three ski-masks and housebreaking tools. Police also confiscated a yellow Rela beret, a blue police beret and two mobile phones. DCP Moh Mokhtar said that police had arrested a 34-year-old jobless man in Jalan Kampung Sungai Telor, Kota Tinggi and found a homemade rifle, bullets and a toy gun in his possession last Friday. Adapted from The Star, 31 March 2009 29 How many robbers were injured during the predown raid? A Two B Five C Ten D Eleven 30 What did the state police chief Deputy Commisioner said to the press? A The policemen were attacked by two robbers armed with parang B The policemen released two shots and injured the suspects in the shoulder and thigh C The policemen had arrested a 34-year-old jobless man D The suspects were teenagers and stayed in an oil palm estate 31 Who are involved in the robbery cases? A Locals B Foreigners C Students D Tourists 32 Where did the police carried out their next raid? A In Johor Baru B In an oil palm estate in Bukit Besi, Simpang Renggam C In Kampung Sungai Telor, Kota Tinggi, Johor D In the rubber estate in Bukit Belimbing 33 The following items was confiscated in the raid, except A housebreaking tools B gold necklace C ski-masks D yellow Rela beret 34 Which of the following is not true? A The worker quarters in the oil palm estate was raided in the evening B The two injured suspects were sent to Kluang Hospital for treatment C The suspects arrested were between 17 and 22 years old D A 34-year-old foreign labourer had been arrested in Kota Tinggi

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Mr Nobody I know a funny little man, As quiet as a mouse, Who does the mischief that is done In everybodys house! Theres no one ever sees his face, And yet we all agree That every plate we break was cracked By Mr Nobody. Tis he who always tears our books, Who leaves the door ajar, He pulls the button from our shirts, And scatters pin afar; That squeaking door will always squeak, For, prithee, dont you see, We leave the oiling to be done By Mr Nobody. 35 The water in the kettles will not boil because A there is no enough of firewood B the wood used for fire is slightly wet C the kettles are not in good condition D Mr Nobody does not have matches 36 If the blinds are not closed A there will be finger marks upon the window B the curtains will fade C the curtains will be dirty D there will be ink stains on the window He puts damp wood upon the fire, That kettles cannot boil; His are the feet that bring in mud, And all the carpets soil. The papers always are mislaid, Who had them last but he? Theres no one tosses them about But Mr Nobody. The finger marks upon the door By none of us are made; We never leave the blinds unclosed, To let the curtains fade; The ink we never spill, the boots That lying round you see Are not our boots they all belong To Mr Nobody. 37 From the last two lines of stanza 3, we know that Mr Nobody A likes to read newspaper B was the last one who read the newspaper C throws the newspaper all over the place D always hides the newspaper

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Questions 38-40 are based on the extract from the short story Flipping Fantastic. James Hang on a minute! Thats not right! Mum said the best thing about Chesterlea Grange was that Tristan wouldnt have anybody to do all those things for him. I know youre clever and confident, she said to Tristan when he first talk about him going away to school, but you still rely on other people to do too much for you and its time you stood on your own two feet! Stand on his own two feet!! Tristan thought that was hilarious. The next best thing about Chesterlea Grange is all those great games and computer equipment that they have. Tristan was really excited about those. So whats happened? Why has he changed his mind? 38 The phrase Stand on his own two feet means A to be independent B to be able to stand and walk C to be able to adapt to new surroundings D to move and live in a far away place 39 The word hilarious can be replaced with A predictable B unpredictable Paper 2
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This question paper consists of three sections. Answer all questions. You are advised to spend about 40 minutes on Section A, 30 minutes on Section B and 20 minutes on Section C. SECTION A: GUIDED WRITING Question 1 Write a composition on Safeguarding Our Homes. Use the notes below to help you. Lock gates, doors and windows Install a house alarm system, padlock Keep money and jewellery in bank Inform neighbours when you are going on a holiday When writing your composition: you may use all the notes given elaborate on the notes given to make it more interesting make sure it is not less than 120 words SECTION B: SUMMARY Read the passage below and answer the question that follows. Cleanliness means free from dirt, illnesses and diseases. One can keep oneself clean and also the place clean. Cleanliness also plays a great role in keeping oneself healthy. Personal cleanliness involves cleanliness of body and teeth. Teeth decay if they are not kept clean, and the body accumulates dirt if it is not clean. It can lead to itchiness and discomfort. Using clean clothes also helps one to look smart. So personal cleanliness is important. One should wash ones combs and handkerchiefs properly as they are used regularly and collect dirt. Fingernails should be short and clean for they accumulate dirt and we handle food with our hands. Our surroundings should be clean too. Dirty places breed flies and mosquitoes and other pests which are detrimental to health. We should keep our home, school, streets and country clean. Cleanliness helps to make our country beautiful and a clean and green country attracts tourists. We should throw all litter into bins provided at bus stops, hawker centres and along the streets. Rubbish should not be dumped in vacant plots of land as this attracts insects and mice to breed in such places. Mosquitoes spread diseases like malaria, and if our drains are blocked, they breed in the dirty, stagnant water. If we throw rubbish into drains, it will not ensure a smooth flow of water. Mice and flies can cause various diseases such as plague and dysentery. Food should be kept covered. It should not be left open. Thus cleanliness is as important as life itself. To ensure a clean country each one of us should do our part. So, I think we, knowing how important cleanliness is, should try our best to keep as clean as possible. Write a summary on the importance of cleanliness. Your summary must: not be more than 60 words including the 10 words given below be in continuous writing (not note form) be written in one paragraph Begin your summary as follows: One of the importance of cleanliness is it helps to .....

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The following are the novels studied in the literature component in the English Language. 1. Black Beauty Anna Sewell 2. Journey to the Centre of the Earth Jules Verne 3. The Boscombe Valley Mystery Arthur Conan Doyle Based on one novel above, write about an incident that you think is the most exciting. Give reasons why you think the incident is the most exciting. Provide evidence from the text to support your answer. Your response should be: not less than 50 words in continuous writing (not in note form)

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This question paper consists of five sections: Section A, Section B, Section C, Section D and Section E with 40 questions. Answer all questions. Questions in all sections have either three or four answer options.You are advised to spend about 10 minutes on Section A, 10 minutes on Section B, 10 minutes on Section C, 10 minutes on Section D, 20 minutes on Section E. SECTION A Questions 1 2 questions that follow. Study the picture carefully and answer the questions that follow.

5 1 The newspaper headline that best suits the picture is __________. A The river overflowed its banks B Flood in the village C Conserving water in the village D Rainy season The picture above shows that, the villagers are victims of __________. A natural disaster C global warming B man-made disaster D deforestation

The bank is situated __________ the workshop. A next to C beside B opposite D under The clinic is situated __________ the bank and the restaurant. A opposite C at B near D between

Question 7 Study the cartoon strip below and answer the question that follows.

Questions 3 4 Study the notice below and answer the questions that follow. Open Charity Drive in Aid of Rumah Kenangan Receives donation in cash or things People are encouraged to lend a hand in this event. Contact : Puan Zaleha, Chairperson of Open Charity Drive Tel : 03-87356112 3 The idiom to lend a hand means A to give C to attend B to help D to get 4 How can people help in the open charity drive? A They can give money and food B They can serve as volunteers and help to manage old folks home C They can be volunteers, donate money and things D They can donate money and things Questions 5 6 Study the map below carefully and answer the
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Adapted from Bringing up Father by Bill Kavanaugh & Hal Camp

What does A penny saved is a penny earned mean? A A person who has a lot of money does not have to worry about being in want B A piece of work done early may save a lot of work later C Live within your income D A person who saves even a little money at a time will soon have quite a lot put aside

Questions 8 9 Study the notice below and answer the questions that follow. CAREER FAIR Date : 22-24 January 2010 Venue : Mid-Valley Megamall * Admission is free

The notice is about _________. A art C job B book D sale

Dear Mum, Ive rushed off to school on foot. I accidentally left my English book on my desk. I forgot about it until I reached home. I will be back by 6.30 pm. Christina 10 Christina is most probably A an intelligent girl B a careless girl C a polite girl D a responsible girl

The phrase admission is free means A only jobless people can attend this fair B you must get the voucher before you enter this fair C you need to buy tickets to enter the Career Fair D you may not pay for the entrance Question 10 Read the message below and answer the question that follows.

SECTION B Questions 11 18 Each question in the text below refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the options A, B, C and D to fit the numbered blanks. Many people do not look after their health properly. A healthy body will result healthy mind. In order to ________ (11) a healthy body, someone should exercise regularly. This healthy habit ________ (12) be encouraged since child. Playing outdoor games is one of the ways ________ (13) exercise. There ________ (14) many benefits in playing outdoor games. The most important thing is ________ (15) keep our body physically fit. Regular exercise through playing outdoor games ________ (16) the stamina. Activities like hockey and football allow students to ________ (17) their bodies trim and their limbs supple. It is important to take ________ (18) of our health. 11 A have B had 12 A may B might 13 A from B of 14 A is B a C has D having C could D should C to D into C are D was 15 A of B to 16 A provides B builds 17 A keep B kept 18 A see B lake C into D a C takes D makes C done D do C care D look

SECTION C Questions 19 21 Read the conversationsisters are in theand choose the best meaning for the phrases that are underlined. Situation A : Two in Situation A living room. Rosie : Today is Sunday. We can clear up (19) the garden. 31 Jane : Yes, at least we can keep ourselves occupied during this weekend. Rosie : Make sure you put on (20) your gloves because the backyard is full of weeds and bushes. Jane : We must buck up (21) and clear it fast so that we can sow the seeds.

19 clear up A mess up B tidy up C decorate D empty 20 put on A wear B throw C carry D take

21 buck up A improve B get along C get up D make an effort

Questions 22 24 Read the conversation in Situation B and choose the best meaning for the phrases that are underlined. Situation B : Father : Rubisa : Father : Rubisa : A father is talking to his daughter. You are still awake. Yes, I cant sleep. Ive to tie up the loose ends (22). You should not do your homework at the eleventh hour (23). Ive been in the good books of (24) Mr Gunaselvam, so I must do a good work. 24 in the good books of A on good terms with B in responsible with C on good relations with D in favour with

22 to tie up the loose ends A to recheck homework B to have enough sleep C to attend to the final details D to clean up the mess

23 at the eleventh hour A quickly B many hours KUALA LUMPUR : Sharmine Chan Sze Hui was just a month old when she underwent surgery to correct a C at once hole in the heart. DNow, two complications are making her turn blue and she is again in dire need of surgery. at the last minute Over the past two years, parents Chan Chin Hsiung and Chow Yoke Fong, both 34, have spent RM40 000 on Sharmines medical bills and still owe Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia RM20 000 for the first surgical procedure. The new surgery, scheduled for next month at Gleneagles Medical Centre in Ampang will cost them a further RM38 000. They have to withdraw RM10 000 from Chin Hsiungs Employees Provident Fund account, but this evidently is not enough. Chin Hsiung earns RM2 300 a month doing printing work while Chow works part-time helping her sister who runs an embroidery business. The couple take care of Sharmine and her twin sister, along with Chows mother, at a rented apartment in Segambut. Chow said the doctor had urged that the surgery be done as scheduled because Sharmine was very blue and her condition could lead to complications inSECTION D She is losing weight and is always sick, she brain activity. Questions 25 28 said. Read the newspaper report below carefully and answer the questionsthe New Straits Times with Sharmines full Those who wish to donate can send cheques, made payable to that follow. name written on the back, addressed to The Cashier, Finance Department / Charity Unit NSTP, The New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd. Balai Berita, 31, Jalan Riong, 59100 Kuala Lumpur. 32 Adapted from the News Straits Times, 24 February 2009

25 What happened to Sharmine when she was a month old? A Underwent bypass surgery B Underwent surgery to correct a hole in the heart C Underwent surgery to make a hole in the heart D Underwent liver surgery 26 How much does the previous surgery cost? A RM38 000 B RM58 000 C RM60 000 D RM78 000 27 Where will the next surgery be held? A Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

B Gleneagles Medical Centre C The New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd D Kuala Lumpur 28 Which of the following is not true? A They had withdrawn RM10 000 from Chin Hsiungs Employees Provident Fund account B They still owe Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia a large amount of money C Sharmines condition can lead to complication in brain actvity D Sharmine has a twin sister

On the thirty first of August 1957, fifty-two years ago, Malaysia gained her independence. Malaysians all over the country celebrated that special day yesterday. In Kuala Lumpur, thousands of people from all walks of life gathered at Merdeka Square. They were waiting to see the National Day parade. There were many children holding flags and balloons. The people were waiting patiently for the king to arrive. The king would sit in the grandstand with ministers and other important people. The grandstand was beautifully decorated with flags, flowers and Questions 29 34 balloons. Read the passage below carefully and answer the following question. At 9.00 am, the king arrived. The prime minister greeted the king. They walked up to the grandstand. The king, ministers and the other important guests stood on the grandstand while the national anthem Negaraku was played. People stood silently and respectfully. After the anthem was over, a band of police came. It was leading the National Day parade. All the children were waving their flags excitedly. The33soldiers came next. They were marching past the grandstand. The soldiers saluted the king. The king returned the salute. All the people clapped and cheered.

29 When is Malaysias National Day? A 31 August 2009 B 31 August 1956 C 31 August 1957 D 31 August 2006 30 Where did the people gather to celebrate it? A Putrajaya B Melaka Square C Selangor Club D Merdeka Square 31 How was the grandstand decorated? A With flags and flowers B With flags and crepe paper C With flowers and balloons D With flags, flowers and balloons 32 Who greeted the king? A The people B The ministers C The prime minister D The important guests

33 What did the crowd do when the national anthem was played? A They sang together B They stood silently and respectfully C They saluted the king D They waved their flags 34 Which of the following is true? A A lot of people came to see the National Day parade B The king would sit in the grandstand with the police force C The crowd saluted the king when the national anthem Negaraku was played D A band of soldiers lead the National Day parade

SECTION E Questions 35-37 are based on the following poem. The River The Rivers a wanderer, A nomad, a tramp,
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He doesnt choose one place To set up his camp. The Rivers a winder, Through valley and hill He twists and he turns, He just cannot be still. The Rivers a hoarder, And he buries down deep Those little treasures That he wants to keep. The Rivers a baby, 35 What is the theme of the poem? A The river is very tranquil B The river has various characteristics C The river is dangerous and poses a threat to nature D The river is an important part of the natural environment 36 The restless nature of a river is described in line A 5 C 7

He gurgles and hums, And sounds like hes happily Sucking his thumbs. The Rivers a singer, As he dances along, The countryside echoes The notes of his songs. The Rivers a monster Hungry and vexed, Hes gobbled up trees And hell swallow you next. B 6 D 8 37 From the last two lines of stanza 1, we know that A The river is alive and active B The river is always on the move C The river does not stay permanently in any one place D The river meanders through valley and round hills exhauste

Questions 38-40 are based on the extract from the short story Flipping Fantastic. Tristan I hate the way that I feel right now. Im not sure how to describe it but I thinks its a mixture of sad and bad. How can that be? Well, I feel sad because Im leaving my old school and I feel bad because Im also leaving James. James is my twin brother. Hes much smarter than me. He can do everything. He can dress himself and walk and play football and write with a pen instead of a computer. I would be able to do those things too, if I didnt have a disability. My mum wouldnt be pleased if she heard me saying disability. She says the word she wants hear me say is ability. I dont know who invented the dis word, she says. Im not interested in what you cant do. Im only interested in what you can do. 38 Why does Tristan feel sad? D mixture of bad and sad feelings A He envies his brother, James B He is leaving his old school 40 All the following statements are true about James, C He is physically disabled except D His mother scolded him A James is Tristans twin brother B James will be going to the same school as Tristan 39 The word disability means C James does not depend on people to do certain A not smart things B does not have certain things D James can play football C unable to do certain things

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SECTION A: GUIDED WRITING Question 1 Write a composition on Promoting Healthy Eating Habits Among Children. Use the notes below to help you. Ban the sale of junk food in canteens Prepare balanced meals including vegetables Substitute sweet treats with fresh fruits Reduce consumption of fast food When writing your letter: you may use all the notes given elaborate on the notes given to make it more interesting make sure it is not less than 120 words SECTION B: SUMMARY Read the passage below and answer the question that follows. Self-help is a popular method of relieving stress; it encourages individuals to observe their own thoughts, feelings and actions to identify the factors which contribute to their stress levels. This practice helps individuals to accept, avoid or distance themselves from their stresses in their pursuit of happiness. This may mean trying not to juggle too many roles at once and being everything to everyone. Individuals need to learn how to develop effective boundaries between their personal, professional and family lives. Slow down, dont join every club or split weekends up to do too many activities. It is better to participate in one or two leisure activities. Most importantly, spend time wisely on things that personally matter most. Regularly take stock of personal goals and achievements and reduce the gap. Adapted from Readers Digest, August 1999 Write a summary on self-help method of relieving stress. Your summary must: not be more than 60 words including the 10 words given below be in continuous writing be written in one paragraph Begin your summary as follows: Self-help is one of the way to relieve stress by ...... SECTION C: NOVEL The following are the novels studied in the literature component in the English Language. 1. Black Beauty Anna Sewell 2. Journey to the Centre of the Earth Jules Verne 3. The Boscombe Valley Mystery Arthur Conan Doyle

Based on one novel above, write about a character that you dislike.
Provide evidence from the text to support your answer. Your response should be: not less than 50 words in continuous writing (not in note form)

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on Section D, 20 minutes on Section E. SECTION A Question 1 Study the sign carefully and answer the question that follows.

When you see this sign, you are ____________. A allowed to bring in food and drinks into the library B not allowed to bring in food and drinks into the library C not allowed to buy food and drinks near the library D only allowed to bring in certain food and drinks into the library

Adapted from Baby Blues by Rick Kirkman & Jerry Scott

Questions 2 3 Study the label carefully and answer the questions that follow.

Why did Peter said that I can have only one friend with a birthday in October? A Because he had only one friend who was born in October B Because his mother was angry of buying many presents C Because his mother wanted him to go back to the village D Because he could not attend his friends birthday party

According to the label, the medicine A should be eaten regularly B must be kept under the light C must be kept in a cool place D should be applied on skin and not swallowed The word keep can best be replaced with _________. A pour C use B place D take

Questions 5 6 Read the memo below carefully and answer the questions that follow.
Hotel Red Dragon MEMO While You Were Out To : Miss Angelina From : Encik Zainal

Question 4 Study the cartoon strip carefully and answer the question that follows.

Time : 10.30 am Date : 15/11/2010 Message: Encik Zainal reminds you to have lunch at Rasa Sayang Restaurant at 2.30 pm. He will meet you at the hotel at 1.00 pm. After that, he will take you around Semporna town for sight-seeing.

Claudia most probably works as a ________. A guardian B receptionist

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C personal assistant D warden

6 Which of the following is not true? Questions 7 8 Study the conversation below carefully and answer the questions that follow. Puan Kamariah : Nathan : Puan Kamariah : Nathan :

A Encik Zainal will meet Miss Angelina at 1.00 pm at the hotel B They will be having lunch at 2.30 pm C Miss Angelina is putting up in a hotel D Encik Zainal will take Miss Angelina around Semporna village

Nathan, please keep quiet. Im sorry, Puan Kamariah. What are you doing? Im at six and sevens so I asked Farhan about the mathematical problems. I apologise for disturbing the class. Puan Kamariah : All right. I will explain these steps again. Listen very carefully. Nathan : Thank you very much. 7 Im at six and sevens means that A Nathan is arguing with his teacher B Nathan does not understand about Mathematical problems C Nathan is trying to help Farhan D Nathan does not respect to his teacher 8 From the conversation, we know that Nathan ________. A is a very intelligent student B always helps his friends to solve the mathematical problems C is not a fast learner D is a quiet student

Questions 9 10 Study the food pyramid below carefully and answer the questions that follow.

Adapted from : http://doctor2008.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/okinawa_diet_food_pyramid1.jpg

Ah Teck has hypertension, which type of food must he consume less? A Fruit B Whole grains C Meat D Vegetables

10 Which of the following statements is false? A We should consume less sugar than meat B We should consume more sweets compared to flavonoid foods C We should eat more vegetables to keep ourselves healthy D The amount of vegetables and rice taken must be balanced SECTION B

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Each question in the text below refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the options A, B, C and D to fit the numbered blanks. There are many reasons why we should exercise regularly. Regular exercise ________ (11) actually help prevent heart disease and certain types of cancer. It also reduces the level of cholesterol in the blood and decrease your chances of ________ (12) a stroke or diabetes. Regular exercise can improve our general health. People who exercise regularly ________ (13) energetic because they get higher amount of energy and stamina throughout the day. Not only that, it will ________ (14) the bones and muscles stronger. Exercise ________ (15) our mood, general attitudes ________ (16) self-esteem. It also ________ (17) improves our sleep and helps the body ________ (18) weight. Adapted from : http://proven-fat-binders.com/ 15 A improve C improved B improves D improving 16 A and B but 17 A powerfully B greatly 18 A lose B loses SECTION C Questions 19 21 Read the conversation in Situation A and choose the best meaning for the phrases that are underlined. Situation A : Magesh is talking with Alan while waiting for the bus. Magesh : It is so difficult to flag down (19) a bus during this time of the day. We have been standing here for nearly 20 minutes and there have been no buses passing by. Alan : Its extremely hot. I might pass out (20) if no bus comes soon. Magesh : I think we are lucky. I can make out (21) a bus coming in this direction. Alan : Oh yes! I am very excited. 19 flag down A show B signal C call D shout 20 pass out A faint B run C cry D afraid 21 make out A search B view C found D see C like D such C totally D differently C lost D losing

11 A should B could 12 A get B gets 13 A become B became 14 A make B makes

C can D may C got D getting C becoming D becomes C made D making

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Read the conversation in Situation B and choose the best meaning for the phrases that are underlined. Situation B Lailatul Jennifer Lailatul Jennifer : : : : Lailatul meets Jennifer on her way to the shop. I did not do well in my mid-year examination. Me, too. I will definitely face the music (22) with my parents this time. Do your parents listen to your explanations? I am also afraid to tell my parents about that. But there is no point crying over spilt milk (23). : I guess not. Better you spill the beans (24) before they find out later. 24 spill the beans A clear the problem B to reveal the secret C separate the beans D to reveal everything

22 face the music A get punishment B face the situation C listen to the music D play the music 23 crying over spilt milk A being frightened B to feel pity C being afraid D to regret

SECTION D Questions 25 28 Study the tips below and choose the best answer for the following questions. EAT SMART You must choose the best food to improve your health. Paying attention to what you eat and choosing foods that are both nourishing and enjoyable helps support an overall healthy diet. Take time to chew - Chew your food slowly and savour every bite. We forget to taste the flavours and feel the textures of what is in our mouths when we rush through our meals. Reconnect with the joy while eating. Avoid stress - Our digestion can be compromised when we are under stress causing problems like colitis and heartburn. Try to take some deep breaths before taking your meal or play soothing music to create a relaxing atmosphere. Listen to your body - Ask yourself if you are really hungry. During a meal, stop eating before you feel full. It actually takes a few minutes for your brain to tell your body that it has had enough food, so eat slowly. Eat early - Start your day with a healthy breakfast. This can jumpstart your metabolism and eating the majority of your daily caloric allotment early in the day gives your body time to work calories off. Adapted from : http://www.helpguide.org/life.htm 25 The best phrase to replace eat smart is A proper way of eating B healthy eating C enjoy eating D encourage eating 26 How should you chew your food?
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Fast Greedily Slowly Quietly

27 Mr Lingam is under stress. He wants to eat. What is the best tip for him while eating?

A He should start his day with eating healthy breakfast every morning B He should eat many types of foods C He should chew the food slowly and savour every bite D He should create a relaxing atmosphere such as playing soothing music before he takes his meal

A you should stop eating when you feel full B you should play calm music while eating if you are under stress C you should start every morning with a healthy breakfast D you should not rush through your meals

28 All the following are true, except Questions 29 34 Read the passage below carefully and answer the following question. Ever since Yana was a child, she would spend most of her time in the kitchen watching her mother cook. She remembered the smells of fried chicken and fried eggs as she played in the kitchen. As Yana did not excel in her studies, she decided to take a course after completing her secondary education. Her mother encouraged her to take culinary course in a college in Melaka. Here, Yana learnt cooking techniques for various types of food. Even while she was studying, Yana entered a number of cooking competitions and won many prizes. After she graduated, she returned home and became a chef in a hotel in Kuala Lumpur. She used her new skills to create tasty and unique dishes for the customers. Yana would add at least five new dishes every month to the menu. Now, she has become a famous chef in Malaysia. She hosts a cooking programme on a local television network. Yanas popularity has grown and many people enjoy her programme as she tells a lot of jokes while cooking. 29 Why did Yana spend most of her time in the kitchen? A Because she enjoyed watching her mother cook B Because she was close to her mother C Because she was learning how to cook D Because she liked the smell of food 30 What course did she take? A Broadcasting B Cooking course C Business Administration D Hotel Management and Catering 31 What did she do after graduation? A Participated in cooking competitions B Opened her own restaurant C Became a chef in a hotel D Went back to her village 32 How many dishes would she add to the menu every month? A At least three dishes B More than five dishes SECTION E Questions 35-37 are based on the following poem.
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C Less than five dishes D At least five dishes 33 Many people like to watch Yanas programme because it is A informative B informative and entertaining C unique D very detailed 34 Which of the following is not true? A Yana took culinary course in an overseas college B She hosts a cooking programme on a local television network C She would add at least five new dishes every month D She likes to entertain while cooking

The River I know a funny little man, As quiet as a mouse, Who does the mischief that is done In everybodys house! Theres no one ever sees his face, And yet we all agree That every plate we break was cracked By Mr Nobody. Tis he who always tears our books, Who leaves the door ajar, He pulls the button from our shirts, And scatters pin afar; That squeaking door will always squeak, For, prithee, dont you see, We leave the oiling to be done By Mr Nobody. 35 His are the feet that bring in mud, And all the carpets soil. The lines above show that Mr Nobody is A an inconsiderate person and creates extra work B a forgetful person and not organized C careless in his duties D a foolish person He puts damp wood upon the fire, That kettles cannot boil; His are the feet that bring in mud, And all the carpets soil. The papers always are mislaid, Who had them last but he? Theres no one tosses them about But Mr Nobody. The finger marks upon the door By none of us are made; We never leave the blinds unclosed, To let the curtains fade; The inkwe never spill, the boots That lying round you see Are not our boots they all belong To Mr Nobody. 36 Which of the following does not describe Mr Nobody? A small C peculiar B mischief D smart 37 The word tosses can best be replaced with A tears C arranges B throws D passes

Questions 38-40 are based on the extract from the short story Flipping Fantastic. James Tonight was the perfect example of why I hate drama. The hall was absolutely packed with people. Everyones parents were there. Mum was in the front row: She wanted a good view of Tristan, as he was the star of the show. He was brilliant, of course. I dont know how he manages to learn all those lines. All I had to do was say one measly little line. Could I remember it? No, of course not. One tiny, little line, consisting of just seven words and I got it wrong. Mr Sewell says that nobody noticed but I know thats not true. Jessica Parker laughed at me. Mum said that Tristan and I were both brilliant, but honestly am I really expected to fall for that? I was awful. Just because were twins doesnt mean we have to be good at the same things. I accept that. I think its about time that Mum did, too. 38 All the following statements are true about James A I know thats not true. performance, except B Jessica Parker laughed at me. A James had only one line to speak in the play C Am I really expected to fall for that? B James made a mistake in his line D I was awful. C James performed his part perfectly D Mum was proud of James for his performance in 40 From the extract, we know that the play A James likes to take part in plays B James accepts his weaknesses 39 Which of the following remarks shows that James C only a few people attended the school play did not believe his mothers word of compliment? D James and Tristan are equally good at all things

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Paper 2

Time: 1 hour 30

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This question paper consists of three sections. Answer all questions. You are advised to spend about 40 minutes on Section A, 30 minutes on Section B and 20 minutes on Section C. SECTION A: GUIDED WRITING Question 1 You are a health officer at the District Hospital. You have been invited to give a talk on The Benefits of Sports to the members. Use the notes below to help you. recognise hidden talents keep fit release stress remain healthy Stay away from social ills When writing your speech: you may use all the notes given elaborate on the notes given to make it more interesting make sure it is not less than 120 words SECTION B: SUMMARY Read the passage below and answer the question that follows. What is food variety? It can be defined as the introduction of a variety of foods from the four major food groups: meat and dairy products, breads and cereals, fruit and vegetables and fat and oils. The diet should contain vegetables, fruit, pulses, bread and cereals to provide a healthy intake of carbohydrate, protein, vitamins and dietry fibre. Animal products such as fish, lean meat, eggs, chicken and dairy products should be eaten in moderation, as they provide a good source of protein, iron, calcium and B group vitamins. Fats, oils and sugar should be eaten in the smallest amount, as they contain too many calories and not enough nutrients. Too much saturated fat and cholesterol in our diet has been proven to be particularly bad for our health, as saturated fat and cholesterol will block arteries which in turn can lead to heart attack. Adapted from Readers Digest, August 1999 Write a summary on healthy diet. Your summary must: not be more than 60 words including the 10 words given below be in continuous writing (not note form) be written in one paragraph Begin your summary as follows: A healthy diet contains a variety of foods from the ..... SECTION C: NOVEL The following are the novels studied in the literature component in the English Language. 1. Black Beauty Anna Sewell 2. Journey to the Centre of the Earth Jules Verne 3. The Boscombe Valley Mystery Arthur Conan Doyle

Based on one novel above, write about the theme of the story.
Provide evidence from the text to support your answer. Your response should be: not less than 50 words in continuous writing (not in note form)

FINAL YEAR EXAMINATION SET 2


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Time: 1 hour

This question paper consists of five sections: Section A, Section B, Section C, Section D and Section E with 40 questions. Answer all questions. Questions in all sections have either three or four answer options.You are advised to spend about 10 minutes on Section A, 10 minutes on Section B, 10 minutes on Section C, 10 minutes on Section D, 20 minutes on Section E. SECTION A Question 1 Panglima is Read the notice below and answer the question that A outdoor activities follows. B playing computer games C reading BERJAYA HYPERMARKET D others With purchase of items worth RM50.00 and above, you are entitled to free parking. Questions 4 5 Parking fee is RM1.00 per hour with purchase of Study the sign below and answer the questions that items below RM50.00. follow. 1 This advertisement claims that shoppers A will not have to pay parking fee if the items purchased worth RM50.00 and above B must park in the free parking lot C must pay RM1.00 per hour if purchased items worth RM50.00 and above D must pay RM1.00 per hour 4 The sign above can be seen at a A park C police station Question 2 B restaurant D hospital Read the conversation below and answer the question that follows. 5 When you see this sign, you A must not sound horn in this area B must not sound horn in any area C may sound horn around this area D may sound horn inside and outside the compound

What does the word user-friendly mean? A The user will find more friends using the computer B The user and the computer are good friends C The user will find everything easier when using the computer D The user will become more friendly when using the computer

Questions 6 8 Read the statement below and answer the questions that follow. The Bunsen burner was invented by Robert Wilhelm Bunsen in 1855. Bunsen (1811-1899) was a German chemist and teacher. He invented the Bunsen burner for his research in isolating chemical substances it has a high-intensity, non-luminous flame that does not interfere with the coloured flame emitted by chemicals that are being tested.
Adapted from http://www.enchantedlearningcom/inventors/science.shtml

Question 3 Study the pie chart below and answer the question that follows.

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Hobbies of SMK Panglima Students

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Where can you find the Bunsen burner? A In hospitals C In supermarkets B In laboratories D In restaurants How old was Robert Wilhelm Bunsen when he died?

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C 89 years old D 88 years old

D the students need blood Question 10 Look at the picture carefully and answer the question that follows.

From the text, we know that A he isolated chemical substances to make Bunsen burner B he invented the Bunsen burner in 1811 C Robert was a teacher D he died at a young age

Question 9 Study the notice below carefully and answer the question that follows. Blood Donation Campaign Date : 15 May 2010 Time : 10.00 am - 6.30 pm Place : School Hall Ipoh Hospital blood bank is running low 9 From the notice, we know that A the duration of the campaign is eight hours B the Ipoh blood bank has no blood C the Ipoh Hospital has very little blood stock 10 From the picture, we can say that the boy is A kind B brave C intelligent D talkative

SECTION B Questions 11 18 Each question in the text below refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the options A, B, C and D to fit the numbered blanks. In this industrial era, pollution has ________ (11) a major issue in most countries. Therefore it is important to put every effort ________ (12) reducing pollution so that air environment can be preserved. One of the best way to do so is by ________ (13) the 3Rs method which represents Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. First and foremost, rubbish disposal must be ________ (14) to prevent the depletion of natural resources. ________ (15) that, people should learn how to recycle waste materials no matter ________ (16) they are. Rubbish should be ________ (17) into recycling bins according to the type of materials so that it can be recycled (18) reused again. 11 A become B becomes 12 A at B for 13 A use B uses 14 A reduce B reduces C became D becoming C by D into C using D used C reducing D reduced 15 A So B Beside 16 A when B where 17 A threw B throws 18 A or B and C After D Before C who D whose C thrown D threw C with D but

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Questions 19 21 Read the conversation in Situation A and choose the best meaning for the phrases that are underlined. Situation A : Faizal is talking with Chandran in the classroom. Faizal : I did not turn in (19) my English homework today. I am sure that Miss Letchumi will be angry with me. Chandran : To make sure you hand in your homework, you can write down (20) your homework on the notebook. Faizal : Yes, that is a good idea. I should be able to work out (21) this problem now. Thank you very much. Chandran : You are welcome. 19 turn in A present B return C submit D do 20 write down A record B follow C mark D exit 21 work out A solve B question C deliver D answer

Questions 22 24 Read the conversation in Situation B and choose the best meaning for the phrases that are underlined. Situation B : Sarah : Sangeetha : Sarah : Sangeetha : Sarah : Sangeetha : Sarah is talking to Sangeetha. Hi Sangeetha! Do you remember Kim Seng, our former classmate? Is he the one who likes to blow his own trumpet (22)? Yes, thats right. I heard that he became the president of two societies in his new school. Wow! It looks like hes got a finger in every pie (23)! He is a very ambitious person. I can imagine that hell be rolling in money (24) in future. I hope he will achieve his ambition. 24 rolling in money A working related with money B printing money C playing with money B making lots of money

22 blow his own trumpet A play instrument B boast C music D listening music 23 got a finger in every pie A likes to become dictator B is involved in many activities C enjoys keeping himself busy D likes to eat pies

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Questions 25 28 Study the tips below and choose the best answer for the following questions. A laptop is a personal computer designed for mobile use, small enough to sit on ones lap. It includes most of the typical components of a desktop computer, including a display, a keyboard, a pointing device, speakers and battery, into a single small and light unit. The rechargeable battery required is charged from an AC/DC adapter and typically stores enough energy to run the laptop for two to three hours in its initial state, depending on the configuration and power management of the computer. Nowadays, more laptops sold in the market compared to desktop computers. Everything in the world has advantages and disadvantages, as well as laptops. The advantages of using laptops are completely portable. This means that a laptop can be used virtually anywhere. Not only it can be used in office, but also in the playground. When using a laptop, people can access information instantly whether its saved on files or by Internet. Laptops are smaller than standard PCs which is great when space is at minimum. Laptops are also more power efficient than desktop computers. This is beneficial for business and homes where there is a computer running constantly. You could even save money on your electricity bill if you choose a laptop computer over a desktop PC. Besides that, a fully charged laptop computer can run for several hours off its internal battery. Therefore if theres a power cut you still would be able to get your work done. A laptop computer is a great investment whether you require a computer for work or for pleasure. The disadvantages of using laptops are some of the recent technology thats been developed for desktops has yet to be made into thinner and smaller forms and successfully fitted into laptops. So, laptops are always a step behind desktops when it comes to capability and efficiency. Besides that, you will feel discomfort when you are using a laptop to type. This is because the keyboard and your monitor are connected. Therefore, when you type your face will be close to the monitor. Furthermore, you will not get subwoofer quality sound, unless you externally connect your laptop to a subwoofer. Adapted from : i) http.//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laptop ii) http://www.articlebase.com/laptops-articles/the benefits-of-a-laptop-computer iii) http://www.xomba.com/advantages-and-disadvantages-of-a-laptop 25 What is a laptop? A A small personal computer designed for mobile use B A personal computer for storing and managing data C A small personal computer that is used for typing D A personal computer that is designed to store energy 26 Which of these components can be only found in the laptop? A Speakers C Battery B Keyboard D Monitor 27 Why is the laptop said to be portable? A Because it can access information instantly B Because it is smaller than the dekstop C Because it can run for several hours off with internal battery D Because it can be used anywhere 28 Which of the following is not true? A The rechargeable battery required is charged from an AC/DC adapter B The users will not get subwoofer quality sound when using desktop computer C Desktop computers are not portable D A fully charged laptop computer can run for several hours off its internal battery

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Read the passage below carefully and answer the following question. Alexander Graham Bell was born in 1847 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He is a pioneer in the field of telecommunications. In 1878, at the age of 29, Alexander Graham Bell invented his telephone. His laboratory notebooks demonstrate, however that he was driven by a genuine and rare intellectual curiosity that kept him regularly searching, striving and wanting always to learn and to create. He also explore the realm of communication as well as engage in a great variety of scientific activities involving kites, airplanes, tetrahedral structures, sheep-breeding, artificial respiration, desalination and water distillation and hydrolysis. In the 1870s, he and Elisha Gray also an inventor, independently designed devices that could transmit speech electrically. Both of them rushed their respective designs to the patent office and Alexander Graham Bell patented his telephone first. The telegraph and telephone are both wire-based electrical system, and Alexander Graham Bells success with the telephone came as a direct result of his attempts to improve the telegraph. When Bell began experimenting with electrical signals, the telegraph had been an established means of communication for some 30 years. However, the telegraph with its dot-and-dash morse code, was basically limited to receving and sending one message at a time. Bells extensive knowledge of the nature of sound and his understanding of music enabled him to come out with the idea of transmitting multiple messages over the same wire at the same time. By June 1875, he and the other inventors had proven that different tones would vary the strength of an electric current in a wire. To achieve this, they have to build a working transmitter with a membrane capable of varying electronic currents and a receiver that would reproduce these variations in audible frequencies. On 2 June 1875, while he was experimenting his technique called harmonic telegraph, he discovered the hear sound over a wire. The sound was that of twanging clock spring. He described his successful experiment with telephone on 10 March 1876. Adapted from : i) http://sin.fi.edu/franklin/inventor/bell.htm/ ii) http:// inventors.about.com/library/inventors/b/telephonez.htm iii) http://inventors.about.com/od/bstartinventors/a/telephone.htm 29 Who is Abraham Graham Bell? A He is a Jerman chemist B He is a pioneer in the field of automobile C He is a person who invented the telephone D He is a person who invented the airplanes 30 Which of the following field is not included in his other scientific activities? A Airplanes B Artificial respiration C Water distillation D Trains 31 How did Alexander Graham Bell get the idea to invent the telephone? A From his observation B From Elisha Gray C From telegraph D From teleprinter B Because he wants to transfer his knowledge of music into the project C Because the telegraph is limited to receiving and sending one message at a time D Because his father told him the importance of telephone as a means of communication 33 The word this refers to A electric current B different tones C dot-and-dash morse code D telephone 34 From the passage, we know that A Bell used his understanding of music and nature of sound during his experiment B Bells first invention was a telephone C Bell invented his telephone at a very old age D Bell and Elisha Gray invented the telegraph

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Questions 35-37 are based on the following poem. Mr Nobody I know a funny little man, As quiet as a mouse, Who does the mischief that is done In everybodys house! Theres no one ever sees his face, And yet we all agree That every plate we break was cracked By Mr Nobody. Tis he who always tears our books, Who leaves the door ajar, He pulls the button from our shirts, And scatters pin afar; That squeaking door will always squeak, For, prithee, dont you see, We leave the oiling to be done By Mr Nobody. 35 Mr Nobody likes to do the following except A tear the books B oil the door C spill the ink D leave the blinds unclosed 36 The word soil means A to become untidy B to become dirty He puts damp wood upon the fire, That kettles cannot boil; His are the feet that bring in mud, And all the carpets soil. The papers always are mislaid, Who had them last but he? Theres no one tosses them about But Mr Nobody. The finger marks upon the door By none of us are made; We never leave the blinds unclosed, To let the curtains fade; The inkwe never spill, the boots That lying round you see Are not our boots they all belong To Mr Nobody. C to become soft D to become wet 37 Why is the door always squeaking? A It is always left partly open B Nobody oiled it C It doesnt have a doorstep D The doorknob is broken

Questions 38-40 are based on the extract from the short story Flipping Fantastic. Tristan OK, Ive really blown it! James has just talked to me about not going to Chesterlea Grange anymore. But I know that I do want to go now, I really do. Even if I hadnt already changed my mind, James reminded me about all great things that we saw when we visited the school, and how friendly the staff were. The more we talked, the more certain I became that I would never forgive myself if I didnt go. Its such a marvelous place. Id really be missing out if I didnt go there. Ive just been a bit nervous about it, thats all. Me, nervous! Thats a first! 38 The phrase blown it means A argued with someone B disagreed with a decision C made a suggestion D made a big mistake 39 The phrase I would never forgive myself means A Tristan will regret it forever B Tristan will be distressed C Tristan will be annoyed D Tristan will be disappointed 40 Ive just been a bit nervous about it, thats all. Me, nervous! Thats a first! The lines above show that Tristan is usually a very person. A confused B nervous C confident D lively

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FINAL YEAR EXAMINATION SET 2


Paper 2 Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
This question paper consists of three sections. Answer all questions. You are advised to spend about 40 minutes on Section A, 30 minutes on Section B and 20 minutes on Section C. SECTION A: GUIDED WRITING Question 1 You are secretary of the Computer Club of your school. You have been asked to write a report on the Web Designing Competition. Use the notes below to help you. Thirty participants Judged by Computer Club advisor Judged on two criteria, originality and creativity Names and classes of the three best web designs Prizes When writing your report : you may use the notes given elaborate on the notes given to make it more interesting make sure it is not less than 120 words SECTION B: SUMMARY Read the passage below and answer the question that follows. Reading is a popular pastime among many people and bookshops everywhere do good business in selling books, magazines, periodicals and even newspaper. Today emphasis has been placed on reading. What is so important about reading? Reading is a good habit as it can increase our knowledge and improve our command of language. Through reading, people come into contact with different words. In this way one is able to improve ones vocabulary. To be able to carry out a conversation, our vocabulary must not be limited. Otherwise, we will find it difficult to express ourselves. More important, we will not be able to make other people understand us. There are all sorts of books available in the shop. Reading is one of the ways from which people have been able to gather information. Through reading we can learn about the past, the present and the future. We learn much about people in different parts of the world. Reading enables us to travel further than a rich man. One can also read for pleasure. Reading is mans best companion. It is cheap and readily available. One may read books on dozens of different interesting subjects and reading surely goes to make him a full or all rounder. Such people of wider knowledge are readily useful anywhere and everywhere. Well, as the saying goes, Reading makes a full man. Write a summary on the importance of reading. Your summary must: not be more than 60 words including the 10 words given below be in continuous writing (not note form) be written in one paragraph Begin your summary as follows: One of the importance of reading is it can increase ..... SECTION C: NOVEL The following are the novels studied in the literature component in the English Language. 1. Black Beauty Anna Sewell 2. Journey to the Centre of the Earth Jules Verne 3. The Boscombe Valley Mystery Arthur Conan Doyle

Based on one novel above, write about the setting of the story..
Provide evidence from the text to support your answer. Your response should be: not less than 50 words in continuous writing (not in note form)
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FINAL YEAR EXAMINATION SET 3


Paper 1 Time: 1 hour This question paper consists of five sections: Section A, Section B, Section C, Section D and Section E with 40 questions. Answer all questions. Questions in all sections have either three or four answer options.You are advised to spend about 10 minutes on Section A, 10 minutes on Section B, 10 minutes on Section C, 10 minutes on Section D, 20 minutes on Section E. SECTION A Question 1 B aimed at getting rid of your cough Read the notice below and answer the question that C available at preferred pharmacies follows. D available in a single size only The Leo Club invites all new 5 The word eliminate means to students to join the club. Please be A eradicate at Form 1 Mawar at 3 pm. B generate 1 The aim of the notice is to C provoke A raise funds C enlist members D stimulate B launch the Club Questions 6 7 Questions 2 3 Read the movie review below and answer the Look at the notice below and answer the questions questions that follow. that follow. The Missing Link is a movie where two sleuths Photography Expo try to solve the murder of a socialite. Dont miss it Mr Dominique, an internationally acclaimed as it will be aired on TV5 at primetime. photographer will be exhibiting his photographs 6 The Missing Link can be classified as a on nature. For more information, log onto A comedy www.photoexpo.com. B hilarious movie 2 The word acclaimed can best be replaced with C horror movie A anonymous C regular D thriller B average D renowned 7 This movie will probably be aired at 3 Which of the following will not be found at the A 8.00 am C 8.00 pm expo? B 1.00 pm D 1.00 am A A stalagmite in a cave B An oasis in a desert Questions 8 9 C The snow-capped mountains in Switzerland Study the table below and answer the questions that D The Statue of Liberty in New York follow. Questions 4 5 Read the advertisement below and answer the questions that follow.
Unable to get rid of the irritating cough that has been plaguing you for weeks? Dont fret, help is here! Ease Cough is the most effective cough syrup to help eliminate your cough. RM20 for a 500ml bottle or RM35 for a 1000 ml bottle. Available at all pharmacies.

Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 8

Hospitality Course 29 60 120 160

Science Course 150 160 130 115

From the advertisement, we know that Easy Cough is A aimed at enhancing your cough
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The table shows that the course in A hospitality is fast gaining popularity B Science dropped drastically in the year 2008 C hospitality shows a gradual decline in the number of students since 2005 D Science shows a gradual growth in the number of students since 2005

The number of students enrolled in the Hospitality course doubled in the year _______. A 2005 C 2006 B 2007 D 2008

10 This sign is most probably found at a A family luncheon B house-warming party C staff meeting D wedding reception

Question 10 Read the sign below and answer the question that follows. Please sign the guest book. SECTION B Questions 11 18 Each question in the text below refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the options A, B, C and D to fit the numbered blanks. Kuala Lumpur Three refrigerated trucks belonging to a frozen food storage company in Jalan Segambut Utara here caught fire yesterday morning. In the ________ (11), the companys security guard heard a loud explosion at the back of the premises ________ (12) several trucks were parked at 9.30 am. Sentul District Fire and Rescue Operations Officer Adnan said firemen arrived at the ________ (13) about 11 minutes later with seven engines after receiving a distress call. ________ (14) arrival we found three one-tonne trucks on fire and they were parked close to the fivestorey main building and near some ammonia gas cylinders, he said. The fire was ________ (15) under control several minutes later but the Hazmat (hazardous materials) Unit had to be called in due to the ________ (16) of gas at the location. He said no one was ________ (17) the premises at the time of the fire. Fifty firemen and officers from the Hang Tuah, Sentul, Jinjang and Sri Hartamas Fire and Rescue Stations were rushed to the scene and the cause of the fire was still ________ (18) investigated, he said. (Adapted from Lots More Tell Me Why) 11 A episode B event 12 A what B where 13 A cite B site 14 A Than B Then C incident D merriment C which D whose C citation D situation C Upon D When 15 A bring B brings 16 A perception B perceive 17 A at B by 18 A be B been C brought D bringing C present D presence C of D in C being

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SECTION C Questions 19 21 Read the conversation below and choose the best meaning for the phrases underlined. Lucy : Why do you look so worn out (19), Krishna? Krishna : I was held up (20) by traffic and reached home late last night. Lucy : Since you are new here, you may not know there are some roads that you should keep away (21). Krishna : Yes, I need to know more about the busy roads here. 19 worn out A annoyed B elated C exhausted D upset 20 held up A caught B flowing C liberated D wobbly 21 keep away A access B infiltrate C invade D shun

Questions 22 24 Read the conversation below and choose the best meaning for the phrases underlined. Akma : Who is that woman you are speaking to? Christine : Shes Puan Salmah. She is a widow. She is finding it difficult to make ends meet (22) as she is dead broke (23). So, she is appealing to the public for help. Akma : Well, we can help by passing the hat around (24) in class. Christine : Yes, thats a good idea. 22 ends meet A to allocate the bill B to cover the daily expenses C to share the bill D to split the daily expenses 23 dead broke A has no food B has no aspiration C has no money D has no reliability SECTION D Questions 25 28 Study the tips below and choose the best answer for the following questions. Turtle Sanctuary As the number of turtles is fast dwindling, the Turtle Protection Society has come up with a programme to help the extinction of these reptiles. The programme known as Turtle Egg Adoption Programme is aimed at collecting the turtles eggs and delivering them to the hatcheries. This process is a lengthy and tiresome process as workers have to be employed to collect the eggs past midnight. Also, maintaining the hatcheries cost a fortune especially on electricity and water bills. Thus, the society appeals to the public to help the turtles from extinction. This can be done by donating RM5.00 per egg. For those who adopt 20 eggs, they will be given a T-shirt and a turtle-shaped key chain. You can make your donation via credit card or cheque, postal order/bank draft. Make out the donation to: The Turtle Sanctuary Society, 15000 Kota Bahru, Kelantan. 25 The Turtle Egg Adoption Programme aspires to A prevent the existence of turtles B put a stop to the fortification of turtles C compensate for the T-shirts and a turtle-shaped key chains D finance the labour force engaged in amassing the turtles eggs
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24 passing the hat around A to seek aid B to seek shelter C to seek commodities D to seek contribution

26 The Turtle Protection Society needs the funds for all the following purposes, except A to sustain the existence of the hatcheries B to pay for the utility bills at the hatcheries C to compensate for the T-shirts and a turtleshaped key chains D to finance the labour force engaged in amassing the turtles eggs

27 The phrase cost a fortune means that maintaining the hatcheries is A economical B shoddy C steep D reduced

28 From the brochure, we know that donors are A invited to collect the eggs at night B dissuaded from paying cash to the organizers C advised to donate in cash and kind to the organizers and victims D eligible to get a T-shirt and a turtle-shaped key chain for free

Questions 29 34 Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow. Which teenager doesnt have an account on Facebook, Twitter or even Friendster? And its becoming increasingly vogue to have an account on one of those sites. Many of my friends have online friends whom they dont personally know. Why, some of them even live in other countries. There are pros and cons of having online friends which vary with each social network site, for instance, with Facebook and Friendster you become very personal as they allow you to say what youre thinking through the site and upload photos of yourself. So, if you let just anyone be your friend, they can see all the information you put up too. A bit creepy if you think about it, no? Of course, sometimes you happen to meet really cool people so thats a plus point. You could meet a foreign friend whose culture you can learn about. With Twitter, its slightly different. In essence, its just a site where you give updates about what youre doing or where you are. It may sound too simple a concept but its strangely addictive. There are millions of people who have a Twitter account. Even celebrities Twitter nowadays and their fans love it because they feel connected to their idol. You can also make friends through Twitter as anyone can follow your updates if you allow them. It can be fun meeting new friends online but remember this: never give out personal information or agree to meet with the person alone. (Adapted from NST, July 9, 2009) 29 From the first paragraph, we know that most teenagers today are A IT savvy B computer illiterate C extravagant and abuse the social network D spending too much money on social networking 30 The word vogue means A archaic B dated C obsolete D trendy 31 Which of the following can you find in the Twitter? A Birth dates of celebrities B Personal details of the family C Recent information on your whereabouts D Snapshots of a holiday to Spain 32 Teenagers like to have social network accounts for all the following reasons, except A they like to meddle in other peoples lives
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B they like to hear peoples views and opinions C they like to get allied to people around the world D they like to have an insight of other peoples lives 33 What is the main danger that lurks in social network sites? A One spends too much time connecting with friends B Ones intimate information becomes public knowledge C Ones camaraderie is easily extended to the whole world D One spends precious moments learning more about celebrities 34 When dealing with social network sites, one has to exercise A anxiety B apprehension C rigidity D vigilance

SECTION E Questions 35-37 are based on the following poem. The River The Rivers a wanderer, A nomad, a tramp, He doesnt choose one place To set up his camp. The Rivers a winder, Through valley and hill He twists and he turns, He just cannot be still. The Rivers a hoarder, And he buries down deep Those little treasures That he wants to keep. 35 The line The Rivers a wanderer means A it is always on the move B it picks up and collects things C it produces sounds that inspires a happy response D it always changes its direction 36 From the last two lines of stanza 5, we can conclude that A a river seems to sing and dance as it flows happily along

The Rivers a baby, He gurgles and hums, And sounds like hes happily Sucking his thumbs. The Rivers a singer, As he dances along, The countryside echoes The notes of his songs. The Rivers a monster Hungry and vexed, Hes gobbled up trees And hell swallow you next.

B a river meanders through valley and round hills C a river moves from one place to another D a rivers song reverberates through the surrounding area and inspires a happy response 37 Which of the following line contrasts with The Rivers a monster? A The Rivers hoarder B The Rivers winder C The Rivers baby D The Rivers singer

Questions 38-40 are based on the extract from the short story Flipping Fantastic. James I cant believe that this is the last week that well be here, in this school, together. Tristan and I have always been a team. Wherever he goes, I go. Wherever I go, he goes. I suppose thats not surprising as Im always pushing his wheelchair. Were pretty much stuck together and thats the way I like it. Its the way its always been, until now. Next term itll be different, but I dont want to think about that right now. Its too horrible for words to describe how horrible for words. Tristan would know the words to describe how horrible itll be. Hes far smarter than me. He can work out maths problems quicker than I can eat a chocolate bar. He always gets As in his homework. He understands how computers work. Yes, hes definitely much smarter than me. How will I cope at my new school without him? 38 How does James help Tristan? A James pushes Tristans wheelchair B James helps Tristan in his schoolwork C James teaches Tristan how to use a computer D James buys chocolate bars for Tristan 39 The phrase Were pretty much stuck together shows A James is very close to his brother B James is completely dependent on his brother
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C James is in the same team as his brother D James and Tristan are Siamese twins 40 Which of the following statements is not true? A James enjoys pushing Tristans wheelchair B James enjoys doing all things by himself C James prefers Tristan to be with him in the new school D Tristan is much better in Mathematics and computers compared to James

FINAL YEAR EXAMINATION SET 2


Paper 2 Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
This question paper consists of three sections. Answer all questions. You are advised to spend about 40 minutes on Section A, 30 minutes on Section B and 20 minutes on Section C. SECTION A: GUIDED WRITING

Question 1 Write an article on the topic given below. Use the notes to guide you. You must elaborate on the information given. Greenhouse effect : a dangerous phenomena cause the earths temperature to rise ways to stop global warming : reduce use of electrical items recycle reduce fume from vehicles go green When writing your letter: you may use all the notes given elaborate on the notes given to make it more interesting make sure it is not less than 120 words
SECTION B: SUMMARY Read the passage below and answer the question that follows.

Fireflies are amazing creatures as they are able to emit light twinkle. They are from the family of beetles. According to a Japanese legend, the firefly is actually the daughter of the Moon God. She was given to a childless couple. The girl was very beautiful. Many men fought over her. The heartbroken girl decided to return to the moon forever. However, she missed her family on earth. The twinkling is said to be her tears. According to science, the twinkling of a firefly is due to a chemical reaction between luciterin and oxygen. This reaction takes place each time the firefly breathes. The light is emitted through the abdomen which is between the head and the thorax. The twinkling of the firefly is a means of communication for the fireflies. It is used to find a mate as well as to warn other fireflies of danger. The light also scares predators away. The firefly is important to man. A firefly is a biological indicator of river pollution. Fireflies do not live in polluted waters. It also controls pests. Thus, it helps the environment from pesticide abuse. Fireflies attract many local and foreign tourists especially to Kg. Kuantan, Kuala Selangor. In short, a firefly is not a nuisance. It helps mankind. Adapted from Tapir, Bulletin Kelab Pencipta Alam, August 2002

Write a summary on fireflies, the usage of the light and their importance to mankind. Your summary must: not be more than 60 words including the 10 words given below be in continuous writing (not note form) be written in one paragraph Begin your summary as follows: A firefly emits light when luciterin reacts with oxygen. The .....

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The following are the novels studied in the literature component in the English Language. 1. Black Beauty Anna Sewell 2. Journey to the Centre of the Earth Jules Verne 3. The Boscombe Valley Mystery Arthur Conan Doyle Based on one novel above, write about why do you enjoy reading the story. Provide evidence from the text to support your answer. Your response should be: not less than 50 words in continuous writing (not in note form)

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Monthly Test 1 PAPER 1 1 C 6 D 11 B 16 C 21 A 26 D 31 A 36 B PAPER 2 Section A 222, Jalan Selasih, Taman Selasih, 42960 Pulau Carey, Selangor Darul Ehsan. 5 May 2010 Dear Ibrahim, I was very suprised to receive your e-mail. I know you are in a dilemma. If I was in your place, I would feel the same. However, justice must prevail. The best thing you can do is to advise Jamal. You can be honest with him. Tell him that you are a witness to the incident. Urge him to admit what he has done. I know Jamal may feel offended. However, I think you should be a true friend. Jamal maybe in a dilemma himself. He probably does not know what to do. The first thing you should do is approach him gently. Tell him that you saw him taking the watch from Aslams drawer. Now, you should be very tactful. This is because Jamal may be going through an emotional phase. Then, tell Jamal what the watch means to Aslam. Do tell him that the watch was a gift from his late grandmother. Indeed, it has a sentimental value to him. Aslam has lost something very valuable. Do encourage Jamal to meet Aslam and tell Aslam the truth. This will be better than someone else telling Aslam. This is because the facts can be twisted. This will worsen the relationship between both your friends. At first, Aslam may be annoyed and they may even be an exchange of heated words. Dont worry as time is the best healer. Most importantly, Aslam will be happy to get back his watch. I wish you all the best as you are doing a good deed to both Jamal and Aslam. Your brother, Iqram Section B haul water out of the small boat the rain fell in torrents 2 7 12 17 22 27 32 37 C A B B D A C B 3 8 13 18 23 28 33 38 B C C B A C D A 4 9 14 19 24 29 34 39 D D C A B D D B 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 A D B D D C D A clinging desperately to the boat drenched boat capsized the writer and his friend fell into the sea tried desperately to swim currents were strong floated reached the shore

Section C Black Beauty The novel I have chosen to write about is Black Beauty by Anna Sewell. The character that I think is loyal is Black Beauty. He is loyal to all his masters even though he is exhausted. He still raced to get Dr. White in order to save Mrs. Gordons life. While for friends, he always gives good advices and wishes for Gingers death so that the suffering will come to an end. Journey to the Centre of the Earth The novel I have chosen to write about is Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne. I find the character Axel Lidenbrock very loyal. He obeys his uncle, Professor Otto Lidenbrock very much. As a proof, Axel is reluctant at first to go on the expedition but finally he agrees because his uncle asks him to go. Even though they face danger and near to death experiences, he still continues to stay. Because of his uncle, Axel is willing to stay although he feels like going home. The Boscombe Valley Mystery In the novel The Boscombe Valley Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle, I find the most loyal person is Alice Turner. She is very loyal to James McCarthy. She believes in his innocence and really supports him. She is willing to hire Sherlock Holmes in order to prove his innocence. She did not reveal James secret about his marriage. Monthly Test 2 PAPER 1 1 B 6 D 11 A 16 B 21 B 26 A 31 A 36 A 2 7 12 17 22 27 32 37 D D A C D C B B 3 8 13 18 23 28 33 38 A A C C A B B A 4 9 14 19 24 29 34 39 A B B C C B C B 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 B C D A C D D A

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PAPER 2 Section A 51A, Pangsapuri Kekwa, Taman Kekwa, 28600 Karak, Pahang Darul Makmur. 19 November 2010 Dear Jasmyn, How are you feeling now? I hope you have recovered from your bad flu. I am very sorry that you were unable to attend Annabelles birthday party. We all had such a wonderful time. When I reached her house, I was suprised to see the house lit up with colourful bulbs. There were colourful balloons tied around the garden. Annabelle was dressed in a beautiful black sequinned dress. She wore a glittering crown on her head. Suddenly, a large trolley was wheeled in. We were all very curious as there was a large box on it. There was a loud drumroll and suddenly the box opened. To our amusement, out came a clown! The clown danced merrily and gave us all a party pack. It contained a beautiful paper hat and colourful balloons. The clown then performed a magic show. We were all so delighted. Then, dinner was served. We ate satay, fried chicken, fried rice and fried noodles. We had some party games such as musical chairs and the Big Wind Blows. Attractive prizes were given to the winners. Next, was the time we were all waiting for, that was the cake cutting ceremony. The cake was placed on a beautifully decorated trolley with lace and flowers. To my surprise, the birthday cake was my favourite cheese cake from Secret Recipe. I truly enjoyed the cake. Annabelle has given you a party pack and a get well card. I will visit you next week and give them to you. Do get well soon as it will be Marias birthday party next week. Take care and bye! Your friend, Lily Section B not to walk further/stop saw a black cobra, all coiled up ready to attack got frightened could not move and mind was completely blank friend dragged the writer away both writer and friend started running Section C Black Beauty From the novel Black Beauty by Anna Sewell, the lesson I have learnt is do not mistreat or abuse animals. I have learnt more about animals and how to take care of them. If not, I would be like Mistress of Earlshall who had been ignorant and cruel towards animals. Other than that, we should be
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responsible and caring toward people and animals. We should try to help them whenever we can so that we are loved and respected by others. Journey to the Centre of the Earth The lesson I have learnt from the novel Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne is to be persistent in finding a solution to every problem that appear and always keep trying until you succeed. Never easily give up like Otto Lidenbrocks attitude. Other than that, we must respect the elders. Always obey and listen to what they advice and suggest as they have more experiences than us. The Boscombe Valley Mystery In the novel entitled The Boscombe Valley Mystery, written by Arthur Conan Doyle, the lesson that I have learnt is to keep an open mind. We should not judge others without getting all the facts like people in Boscombe Valley who thought that James McCarthy was guilty but he is not. Besides that we should not be greedy as it can lead to a lot of problems in future. For example, Charles McCarthy who has blackmailed John Turner and kept asking for more was finally got murdered, while his son nearly got punished for a crime which he did not commit. Mid-Year Examination Set 1 PAPER 1 1 A 6 D 11 C 16 D 21 C 26 D 31 C 36 B 2 7 12 17 22 27 32 37 C B A C D D A A 3 8 13 18 23 28 33 38 B C B D A B C B 4 9 14 19 24 29 34 39 B D B C D D D B 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 A D C B C D D A

PAPER 2 Section A A very good morning to our beloved principal, senior assistants, teachers and friends. It gives me immense pleasure to stand here today to give a speech on the activities that have been lined up for the next two weeks in conjunction with the Environment Awareness Campaign. Firstly, we will conduct a recycling campaign for two weeks. Every student is urged to collect aluminium cans, bottles and plastic containers for recycling. Please send your collection to the recycling centre which is the canteen, every Monday to Friday afternoon for two weeks. These objects will then be sent to the main recycling centre to be recycled. Secondly, there will be a cleanliness programme every Saturday for two consecutive weeks beginning this Saturday. All the students are required to help clear clogged drains and pick up the rubbish strewn all over the school compound. Remember to put the different types of rubbish that can be recycled into the appropriate recycling bins. The next activity lined up is the Grow Your Own Vegetables programme which will be held this Saturday.

Each class will be allocated a small plot of land to work on. Your task is to grow vegetables in the allotments assigned. The seedlings will be given to you by your class teacher. I would like to remind all the students that this programme is a long-term programme. Each class has to tend to its own allotment. Finally, we will be listening to a talk on water and electricity conservation to be given by an officer from the local Environment Department. The lower secondary students will listen to the talk from 9.00 am to 10.00 am at the school hall this Wednesday. The upper secondary students will listen to the talk from 11.00 am to noon in the same venue on the same day. Do remember to bring along your notebooks and stationeries to take down notes. Well, these are the activities that have been lined up for the Environment Awareness Campaign. The earth belongs to us. So, its our responsibility to protect our earth. Do give your co-operation in making this campaign a success. Thank you. Section B keep all door and windows closed and locked ask neighbour to check home from time to time inform police stop all deliveries switch on the lights connect the light to a timer Section C Black Beauty In the novel Black Beauty by Anna Sewell, the character that I admire the most is Black Beauty himself. He is hardworking and always ready to serve and please his masters. He is also physically and mentally strong as he is able to endure hardship and pain with a strong will to survive. Black Beauty has good manners too. He really appreciates kindness, care and good treatment from people. Moreover, he loves nature very much, especially the meadows and countryside. Journey to the Centre of the Earth In the novel Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne, the character whom I admire the most is Professor Otto Lidenbrock because he is very determined to succeed. He has the courage to explore the unknown and risks his life in the exploration. He is also a brilliant and knowledgeable person as he knows a lot about the world and the scientific facts. His efficiency can be seen when he prepares completely for the journey by packing all the necessary things. The Boscombe Valley Mystery The novel that I have chosen is The Boscombe Valley Mystery written by Arthur Conan Doyle. The character that I admire the most is Sherlock Holmes. He is very observant and makes astute deductions based on his observations. He is also confident of his ability as he tells Dr Watson that he
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PAPER 2 Section A A robbery is every house owners nightmare. The fear of losing lives and belongings remain with us at all times. Yet, incidents of robberies are soaring day-by-day. We can all help to make our homes safe from burglaries and robberies. How? Firstly, ensure that the gates, doors and windows are locked at all times. An open gate, door or window is indeed an invitation to robberies. So, remember to lock the gates, doors and windows especially before leaving the house. It is also a wise move to install a burglar alarm to further fortify your home against robberies and burglaries. However, if you cannot afford one, dont fret. You can use padlocks and safety-chain latch to enhance the security of your house. It does not cost much but it is quite effective for safeguarding your home. Next, it is advisable to keep your money and jewellery in the bank. You can be reassured that your valuables are safer in the bank than at home. Also, this will deter robbers or burglars from entering your house in the future. This is because if they do not get anything valuable from your house the first time, the robbers or burglars may not want to break-into your house again. In addition, prevention is always better than cure. You should prevent burglary by switching on the lights outside your house at night. The bright surrounding will deter burglars from breaking into your house. Finally, do inform your neighbours when you are going on a holiday. They will be able to keep an eye on your house. It is also advisable to give them the house keys to switch on the lights of your house and collect your letters in your letter box. Thus, robbers or burglars will not know that you are not around. Safeguarding ones home against burglary or robbery is necessary especially nowadays when the cost of living is getting higher. It is good to invest in a good house alarm system to ascertain the safety of your family and loved ones. Section B

keeps one healthy and comfortable helps one to look smart makes country beautiful attracts tourists breeding of insects and pest which are detrimental to health prevents breeding of insects and pests which are detrimental to health prevents spread of fatal diseases Section C Black Beauty In the novel entitled Black Beauty by Anna Sewell, the most exciting incident is at the ending of the story when Black Beauty finally gets home for the rest of his life. Black Beauty keeps on moving from one owner to another and does a lot of hard tasks which has given him a lot of pain and sorrow. After suffering for many years, he has finally find his way back to where he belongs to, the meadows and countryside. Journey to the Centre of the Earth In Journey to the Centre of the Earth written by Jules Verne, the most exciting incident is when Professor Lidenbrock, Axel and Hans Bjelke find and enter the volcanic crater that marks the entrance to the centre of the Earth. There, they face several difficulties and see a lot of strange things, including the prehistoric life. This is exciting as they have found what they are looking for, the centre of the Earth. The Boscombe Valley Mystery In the novel entitled The Boscombe Valley Mystery, written by Arthur Conan Doyle, the most exciting incident is when Holmes and Dr Watson visit the scene of the crime with Lestrade. After studying the case carefully, Lestrade refuses to believe but keep investigating. In the hotel, just as he is about to reveal the truth, a visitor comes. The curiosity increases and the story becomes more exciting and interesting. Monthly Test 3 PAPER 1 1 B 2 A 3 B 4 C 5 B 6 D 7 D 8 C 9 D 10 B 11 A 12 D 13 C 14 C 15 B 16 B 17 A 18 C 19 B 20 A 21 D 22 C 23 D 24 D 25 B 26 C 27 B 28 A 29 C 30 D 31 D 32 C 33 B 34 A 35 B 36 D 37 C 38 B 39 C 40 B PAPER 2 Section A A very good morning to the principal, teachers and friends. We all know the dangers of obesity as it leads to deadly diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Thus, it is important for us to have healthy eating habits. So, friends, I am going to give you some tips on
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Instiling a Healthy Lifestyle. First of all, adhere to the food pyramid. You should consume food such as grains, fruits, vegetables, dairy products, proteins and oils. So, make sure you include an item from each food group to ensure you are eating a balanced diet. Eat food that is high in fat sparingly. Next, eat only when you are hungry. Remember, never give in to greed. Also, stop eating when you are full. This will curb excessive eating that leads to obesity. In addition, exercise regularly especially those who lead a sedentary lifestyle. Exercise increases your metabolic rate and strengthens your heart muscles. In this way, you will be able to remain trim and fit. So, get off that comfortable couch and participate in moderate exercise. Do not bow to stress! Undoubtedly, we are leading a stressful life today. However, keep smiling and remain happy to keep stress at bay. Indulge in your hobby during your leisure time. Finally, have enough sleep to remain healthy. After a long and tiring day, our body need to rest. So, by having sufficient rest, we will be able to face the challenges of the following day. So, do get six to eight hours of sleep. It is not difficult to lead a healthy lifestyle. Adhere to the tips that I have mentioned and you are well on your way to living a healthy lifestyle. Remember, that a healthy body breeds a healthy mind. Thank you. Section B observing own thoughts, feelings and actions identify factors which contribute to stress level helps individuals to accept, avoid and keep away from stresses discourages individuals to juggle too many roles at once help individuals to develop effective boundaries between personal, professional and family lives discourages individuals to join too many activities encourages one to spend time wisely encourages individuals to regularly take stock of personal goals and achievements Section C Black Beauty In the novel Black Beauty, written by Anna Sewell, the character that I dislike is Mistress of Earlshall who is full of ignorant and vain. She never takes good care of Black Beauty. Instead, she always mistreats and abuses animals. Her action is absolutely wrong and should not be followed by others. She has a bad attitude. Journey to the Centre of the Earth Regarding the novel entitled The Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne, the character whom I dislike is Professor Otto Lidenbrock. He is an impatient and quicktempered man. He always expects people to follow all his order immediately. He is a tyrant towards his own family. He starves his family and scolds Axel and Martha. The

Professor is stubborn too. He never listens to others and always doing things on his own. The Boscombe Valley Mystery In the novel The Boscombe Valley Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle, the character whom I dislike in the story is Charles McCarthy. He is an evil and greedy man who does not care about others feelings at all in order to get what he wants. He uses his knowledge of Turners crime to blackmail him. He is a greedy and selfish man. Final Year Examination Set 1 PAPER 1 1 B 6 D 11 C 16 A 21 D 26 C 31 C 36 D 2 7 12 17 22 27 32 37 D B D B A D D B 3 8 13 18 23 28 33 38 B C A A D A B C 4 9 14 19 24 29 34 39 B C A B D A A C 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 B B B A B B A B

to a sedentary lifestyle. Remember, health is wealth. With that note, I thank you. Section B variety of foods from the four major food groups provides carbohydrate, protein, vitamins and dietary fibre intake of animal and dairy products should be moderate animals and dairy products provide a good source of protein, minerals and vitamins intake of fats, oils and sugar should be less fats and oils contain too much calories and lack nutrients too much of saturated fat and cholesterol in our diet can cause heart attack Section C Black Beauty The theme for the novel Black Beauty by Anna Sewell is cruelty towards animals. For the name of fashion, animals are made to suffer pain and discomfort. Black Beauty and Ginger have to bear sickness when they are forced to wear the bearing reins at Earlshall Park just because the Mistress likes to be fashionable. While another horse has its tail docked for fashion. Journey to the Centre of the Earth For the novel entitled Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne, the theme is quest for knowledge. Since the professor was so eager and enthusiastic about getting more knowledge, he finally able to achieve what he wants. He also believes in himself and his knowledge so strongly that he was able to discover something of great scientific interest. Same goes to Axel, who is very knowledgeable about geology but still eagers to learn more. The Boscombe Valley Mystery The theme for the novel The Boscombe Valley Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle is greed. Greed can drive people to be very evil. One of the characters who had been very greedy is Charles McCarthy. He uses his knowledge about John Turners crime to blackmail him so that he will able to get everything from John Turner. Although John Turner has gave him everything that he asked for, he still asks for more. Final Year Examination Set 2 PAPER 1 1 A 6 B 11 A 16 C 21 A 26 C 31 C 36 B PAPER 2
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PAPER 2 Section A A very good morning to the teacher advisors and members of the Sports Club. I am indeed honoured to be standing here in front of you today. I am going to talk to you about the Benefits of Sports in Schools. This talk is held in conjunction with Keep Fit Week held by the district hospital. Sports is a good platform to recognise your hidden talents. You may not know what event you are good in. Hence, through sports held in schools, students recognise their strengths and they are given the opportunity to hone their strengths. So, ladies and gentlemen, do participate in sports to recognise your talents. Besides, sports and recreation is essential to keep fit. Through regular sports activities, your body will be able to have a good workout. Hence, we will have a healthy body and an active mind. No doubt, an active mind will help you excel in your studies. In addition, sports help you release stress. After a hectic day at school, you need to relax and release stress. The ideal way to relax is by being active in sports. This way you will be able to ensure good mental health. Furthermore, sports will keep you physically healthy. As you participate in sports activities, you will be sweating profusely. This in turn will encourage your heart to pump faster. Indeed, this will ensure you have a healthy heart. Finally by being active in sports, you will stay away from social ills. Indeed, loitering and drug abuse have plagued our teenagers. Thus, they must fill their leisure time with healthy activities. So, get active and take part in the sports you like. Ladies and gentleman, get up from your comfortable couch and involve in sports activities. Research has linked disease such as diabetes, hypertension and coronary disease

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Section A Report on the Web Designing Competition by the Computer Club The Computer Club organised a Web Designing Competition on Saturday, 17 April 2010. It was held at 9.00 am at the computer laboratory. The aim of the competition was to give exposure to the students in web designing. Also, the best design will be used for the Computer Clubs website. Thirty members participated in the competition. They were given three hours to work on their design. The excited contestants worked hard to design the websites. It was indeed a platform for them to display their creativity. The competition was judged by the Computer Club advisors. The designs were judged on two criteria. The first criterion was based on originality. The second criterion was based on creativity. After the competition, the judges were busy with calculation of marks. Meanwhile, the contestants were given refreshments at the canteen. The judges spent two hours deliberating on the designs. Indeed, it was difficult to find the best website design. The judges then selected the three best designs. Amalina Johan from Form 5 Perdana won the first prize. The first runner-up was Chong Teh Leng from Form 4 Gagah while the second runner-up was Vimala Raman from Form 3 Mesra. There were 10 consolation prizes. The prizes comprised of cash from Internet World. Amalina received RM200.00 while Chong Teh Leng RM150.00. Vimala won RM100.00 while the consolation prizes comprised of RM50.00 each. The prizes were given away by the principal, Encik Kamarul Akmal. On the whole, the Web Designing Competition was a success. As this was the first time such a competition was held, some teething problems did surface. Indeed, these problems will guide us through the coming competitions. The event ended at 2.00 pm. Reported by, Melor (MELOR WAHAB) Secretary, Computer Club. Section B increase ones knowledge improve ones vocabulary/command of language able to gather information about the past and present events and learn about the future broaden ones knowledge pleasure reading makes a full man Section C Black Beauty In the novel Black Beauty by Anna Sewell, the story is set in the mid to late nineteenth century in England where
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horses were widely used for transport of people and heavy goods. The story was written during a major period of growth in the movement for humane treatment of animals. For the physical setting, the earlier parts of the story are set in rural areas where Black Beauty is born and raised. Then the story moves to Earlshall Park. After Black Beauty is sold to Jerry Parker, the setting moves to London and at the end, it moves to the English countryside. Journey to the Centre of the Earth The story Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne is set in nineteenth century Europe. The society comprises the well educated, scholarly upper class and the lower working class. The story begins and ends in Hamburg, Germany, at the professors home. Then it moves to Iceland. The main event is set inside a volcano and underground regions. Later, the setting goes to Stromboly, Italy. The Boscombe Valley Mystery In the novel The Boscombe Valley Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle, the setting takes place in London, at the house of Dr Watson. Next is in the train to Boscombe Valley when Holmes give the facts of the case to Dr Watson. The story is set in the nineteenth century Britain. The society is mostly country folks in the English countryside. For the event in Boscombe Valley, the settings are at Hereford Arms a hotel where Holmes and Dr Watson stayed, Hatherley Farm which is the home of Charles McCarthy and also The Boscombe Pool, where Charles McCarthy died. Final Year Examination Set 3 PAPER 1 1 C 6 D 11 C 16 D 21 D 26 A 31 C 36 D PAPER 2 Section A Ways to Reduce Global Warming The greenhouse effect is a dangerous phenomena as it causes the earths temperature to rise. Thus, we experience global warming. With a warmer earth, there may be changes in rainfall patterns, a rise in sea level and much discomfort to nature and mankind. Hence, we have to halt global warming. In fact, there are many simple steps that we can all adhere to stop global warming. Firstly, we have to reduce the use of electrical items. We can light up our homes naturally with sunlight instead of using electrical lamps. In fact, we can also wash our clothes manually instead of using the washing machine. Remember, when you are not using any electrical equipment, turn off 2 7 12 17 22 27 32 37 D C B D B C A C 3 8 13 18 23 28 33 38 D A B C C B B A 4 9 14 19 24 29 34 39 B B C C D A D A 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 A D C A D D A B

the switch. Secondly, we must get into the recycling habit. You ought to collect recycling items such as paper, plastic and glassware. Then, send them to recycling center. Also, use recycled items and at the same time encourage your friends to do so. In this way, we reduce landfills and open burning. In addition, we reduce the number of trees being cut down for paper as we can use recycled paper. Next, we have to reduce fumes from the vehicles by car pooling or by using the public transport. Often, we complain of not having time for exercise. So, why drive to school or to the restaurant? We can walk or cycle to nearby destinations. In this way, not only will we reduce our petrol expenditure, but also save the earth! Finally, grow plants and trees around your house. By going green, not only will your backyard and frontyard look green but the plants will also provide you and your family with the oxygen supply that is so essential for our existence. Hence, we can help stop global warming. Remember, the fate of our earth is in our hands! Section B emits light when luciterin reacts with oxygen used as a means of communication during mating season and to signal danger to word off enemies signals pollution and helps to eliminate pests Section C Black Beauty I really enjoyed reading the story of Black Beauty written by Anna Sewell because the main character of the story is an animal which is strong and patient. The story gives me inspiration to be more determined in going through life. It

teaches me to be patient and do not rebel. Black Beauty has been calm and patient although he has been treated badly. Journey to the Centre of the Earth I enjoyed reading the story Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne because it highlights the close relationship between the two main characters Professor Otto Lidenbrock and his nephew, Axel Lidenbrock. The professor is not only Axels uncle but also his guardian. Although they are always quarrelling, they care about each other very much. Axel finds his uncle is stubborn and an impatient man and sometimes he does not seem to care about others at all. Sometimes, the professor gets impatient and irritated with Axels pessimism and lack of confidence. However, the professor still cares about his nephew. He takes care of Axel when he is exhausted and dehydrated. He is also willing to look for his nephew when the boy gets lost. He is overjoyed as they find him still alive. The relationship between these two characters has made the story interesting and enjoyable to read. The Boscombe Valley Mystery I enjoyed reading The Boscombe Valley Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle because it is full of thrill. Holmes saves the life of an innocent man despite the evidence against him. In the beginning, all the information about the case seems to indicate that James is guilty. However, Holmes notices other things that others do not notice. Through his investigation, he is able to come up with a detailed description of the murderer. I like the way the story behind the murder slowly unfolds and the reader finally finds out how Holmes reveals the truth. The story is enjoyable and I think I would enjoy reading more stories similar to this.

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